Commission on the General Conference
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 14, 2018
Nashville, Tenn.: United Methodist choirs and worship ensemble groups from around the world may now audition online for an invitation to perform at the 2020 General Conference, The United Methodist Church's top legislative assembly, which meets in Minneapolis, Minn. from May 5 -15, 2020.
To apply for an invitation to General Conference, groups are asked to submit a letter of application that includes the following: 1) name of group; 2) name of primary contact person along with email address and phone number; 3) brief history/bio of the group including number of members, general age range, group's location, and any unique characteristics; and 4) a link to a private YouTube video of the group performing.
The application should be emailed to [email protected] by February 28, 2019.
"One of the many strengths of the United Methodist Church is the diversity of our denomination. General Conference affords us an opportunity to experience God in many ways in a central location," said Raymond Trapp, Worship and Music Director. "When choirs, dancers and artists come together, we witness the many ways through which the power and beauty of God is manifested and shared through the arts. We are grateful for all those who have agreed to make this journey to General Conference from all parts of the world in order to be a blessing."
Performance opportunities for invited choirs and ensembles include worship services and/or a lunchtime showcase venue. Groups are responsible for their own expenses.
About General Conference
General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church. The assembly meets at the beginning of each quadrennium to consider revisions to church law, as well as adopt resolutions on current moral, social, public policy and economic issues. It also approves plans and budgets for church-wide programs for the next four years. General Conference 2020 will take place May 5-15, 2020, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis. A special session of the General Conference has been called for February 23-26, 2019, and will meet at The Dome of the America's Center in St. Louis.
Diane Degnan [email protected]