We are home to an eclectic mix of music, including concerts by local and visiting artists, as well as choirs for members and friends of all ages. Find your fit in one of our ensembles, or as a member of those gathered to share in the beautiful gift of music.


Cherub Choir
Join 4 and 5-year-olds, having their first choir experience. Rehearse the six Sunday mornings before Christmas Eve and perform at the 4:00pm service. Sign-ups available November 1.

Carol Choir
Led by church members Krista and Darin Riedel, 1st and 2nd graders meet for six weeks, twice a year, and sing at the Christmas Eve and Mother’s Day worship services.

Altar Choir
3rd through 6th graders meet every Tuesday at 6:00 PM during the school year and sing in worship once a month. They perform musicals, attend festivals and participate in the 4:00 PM Christmas Eve service. Experience handbells, recitals, learning projects, and liturgical events.

A Joyful Uproar (Summer Music)
Join your friends for a one-week musical camp for children entering grades 1-6. Meeting 8:30 AM-12:00 PM each morning Monday-Friday, our kids get to experience Orff-Schulwerk, handbells, and choir (an hour of each) under the expert leadership of staff and volunteer teachers. Stay tuned for the 2017 date.


Several community ensembles call Hennepin Church their rehearsal home. We are delighted to be partners with these fine organizations and ambassadors of wonderful music:

The Copper Street Brass Quintet has been with HAUMC since the fall of 2008, making Hennepin Church their home base for rehearsals, office space, worship and concerts. The quintet plays in schools, churches, and concert halls in the Twin Cities and beyond. They play in worship services, giving preludes and postludes, leading hymns, and accompanying anthems. Learn more on their website.

Concert Series

Music at Hennepin Concert Series

The Music at Hennepin Concert Series has served the community since 1969 and features guest artists, as well as Hennepin Church ensembles and soloists. These are chamber-sized events generally held in the Art Gallery, with those of larger scale in the Sanctuary. For upcoming concerts, please visit the events calendar.

Salon se Leve Concert Series

Salon se Léve is co-sponsored with the Wirth Center for the Performing Arts. To encourage emerging young artists, the salon setting brings the music and the performer directly to the audience, stirring hearts and rousing emotion and imagination.

The Organ

The Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church Sanctuary Organ (Robert Sipe, 1979) is a principal instrument for Sanctuary worship services and concert life of this prominent downtown Minneapolis congregation and remains one of the city’s finest instruments. The instrument is distinctive in a variety of ways. Read more about this very special Robert Sipe Organ.


Mark Squire
Director of Music and Fine Arts

(612) 871-5303
(612) 435-1319