Concerts and Festivals

Concerts, Festivals & Arts Events

Cumming FUMC plays host to a wide variety of concert programming, festivals and special events.  Throughout the year, the CFUMC family and the Cumming/Forsyth Community can enjoy many different opportunities and many different styles: vocal to instrumental, visual to dance, film to literature.

Check this page often for updates to our upcoming programming.

Braedon Hoffman, Lutenist

Sunday, June 2, 3 p.m. in the sanctuary lobby

We welcome Braedon Hoffman, an extraordinary young musician, who will perform a concert of both classical and pop music on the lute (the forerunner of the modern guitar.)

Like many guitarists, Braedon had his roots in rock and roll leading him to undergraduate studies in Classical Guitar, Voice and Composition. He is an officer with Lute Society of America and has studied and performed with countless individuals and groups over the years including Dominic Miller (Sting’s guitar player.)

Currently, Braedon also maintains a large private studio at a local music academy. He enjoys approaching teaching music in such a way that helps students develop a passion and appreciation of their own, with the hope that practicing and playing becomes a great pleasure.

Braedon Hoffman

Rising Stars Theater Organists

Sunday, July 21, 3 p.m. in the sanctuary lobby

Rising Star theater organists Brett Miller (left) and Toby Washburn (right) present a join concert of pops music on the Hutchinson organ in the lobby of the sanctuary. The concert is free and open to the public.

Brett Miller was the youngest of the three finalists in the American Theatre Organ Society’s Young Organist Competition last June.  He has attended and performed organ concerts and silent films for the past five years around the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York area as well as Chicago and Boston. He recently played for the 35 mm Film Fest Awards Program honoring Library of Congress and their work.  Along with his brother he founded “” a musical initiative to help fund the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Brett and his brother also received the White House Student Film Festival honorable mention for a film featuring this community service work.

Brett Miller 2

Toby Washburn first took,an interest in the theatre organ when his parents took him to Paramount Iceland at age 5 Soon after discovering his interest in organs, his parents started him with classical piano lessons. Singe then, Toby has performed for many different audiences, including the National Theatre Organ Convention. Toby started to formally study with Jelani Eddington in 2018. He currently resides in the greater Los Angeles where he is a full time organ technician for the Rosales Organ Company.

Toby at Stephenson (2)

Collin Boothby, Organist

Tuesday, July 30, 7 p.m. in the sanctuary

Rising Star classical organist, Collin Boothby returns for his third year as a recent Master’s Degree Candidate from Rice University and Organist/Choirmaster of Trinity Episcopal Church in Houston Texas. The concert is free and open to the public.

Colin Boothby

Young Harris College Choir Festival

Sunday, September 29, 4 p.m. in the sanctuary

The Chamber Choir of Young Harris College (a United Methodist affiliated school) will present a choir festival with area high school choirs joining the Young Harris Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Jeff Bauman.

Young Harris

Piedmont College Singers

Tuesday, November 5, 7 p.m. in the sanctuary

The Piedmont College Singers presents We Sing, a program of works in celebration of choral singing and the completion of the college’s new Conservatory of Music.  Composers include Ivo Antognini, Palestrina, Bach, Will Todd, Dominick Argento, and others.

Piedmont College

Christmas Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 15, 8:45 and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary

The Chancel Choir is joined by the area high school chamber choirs and chamber orchestra to present the annual service of Christmas Lessons and Carols. The services are well attended and early arrival is encouraged.

Lessons and Carols

Forsyth County School Concerts & Festivals


All dates and times are subject to change. All school and festival concerts are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

North Forsyth Middle School Choirs

Monday, May 13, 6:30 p.m.


Vickery Creek Middle School Choirs

Tuesday, May 14, 7 p.m.


Vickery Creek Middle School Choirs

Tuesday, October 8, 7 p.m.


North Forsyth High School Choirs

Tuesday, October 15, 7 p.m.


GMEA Region 9 Middle School Honor Chorus

Friday/Saturday, November 1/2, All day


GMEA Region 9 High School Honor Chorus

Friday/Saturday, November 22/23, All day


North Forsyth High School Choirs

Tuesday, December 9, 7 p.m.


Vickery Creek Middle School Choirs

Tuesday, December 16, 7 p.m.


GMEA Region 9 Middle School LGPE

Wednesday-Friday, March 18-20, 2020, All day


GMEA Region 9 High School LGPE

Wednesday-Friday, March 25-27, 2020, All day


North Forsyth High School Choirs

Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 7 p.m.


Vickery Creek Middle School Choirs

Tuesday, May 11, 2020, 7 p.m.

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