What is Over the Mountain Festivals?

Over The Mountain Festivals is a community choral group that exists to foster and perpetuate the singing of sacred choral music and provide training and encouragement to directors of small choirs and choristers, both adults and children, to the glory of God, the edification of participants and the enjoyment of the greater Birmingham, Alabama community and beyond.

What is the History of the Festivals?

Begun in 2008 as an idea of a small group of individuals who believe in the importance and value of sacred choral music to singers and the community, OTM Festivals was brought to fruition by the work of an all-volunteer planning committee along with support of friends and sponsors.

 

The first festival, Festival '09, was held Valentine's Day, February 14, 2009, at Bluff Park United Methodist Church in Birmingham. James Brown, Director of Music at Independent Presbyterian Church in Memphis, Tennessee, was the inaugural Guest Clinician.

Who Participates in the Festivals?

Choristers of many backgrounds and abilities come together to bring about a Festival. Here's a list of choirs represented at past Festivals, all from Alabama unless otherwise noted:

  • Airview Baptist Church 
  • Alabama Civic Chorale
  • Alabama Symphony Orchestra Chorus
  • Altadena Valley Presbyterian Church
  • Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd
  • Asbury United Methodist Church 
  • Auburn United Methodist Church
  • Augusta Collegium Musicum—Augusta, GA
  • Birmingham Chamber Chorus 
  • Birmingham Girls Choir
  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
  • Bluff Park United Methodist Church 
  • Briarwood Presbyterian Church 
  • Cahaba Park Church
  • Cahaba Springs Presbyterian Church 
  • Canterbury United Methodist Church
  • Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church—Peachtree City, GA 
  • Cathedral Church of the Advent
  • Cathedral of St. Paul 
  • Center Point First United Methodist Church
  • Christ Church, PCA 
  • Christ Church, UMC
  • Christ Church (Episcopal)—Pensacola, FL
  • Christ Community Church 
  • Christ the King Anglican Church 
  • Christ Presbyterian Church—Nashville, TN
  • Church at Brook Hills 
  • Church of the Highlands
  • Church of the Reconciler 
  • Colla Voce 
  • Covenant Presbyterian Church 
  • Dawson Memorial Baptist Church 
  • East Cobb Presbyterian—Marietta, GA
  • East Newton Baptist Church—Covington, GA 
  • Edgewood Presbyterian Church
  • Evangel Presbyterian Church 
  • Faith Presbyterian Church
  • First Presbyterian Church—Augusta, GA
  • First Presbyterian Church—Prattville, AL
  • Gardendale Presbyterian Church 
  • Highlands United Methodist Church
  • Holy Trinity Episcopal Church—Auburn, AL
  • Hunter Street Baptist Church 
  • Independent Presbyterian Church
  • Independent Presbyterian Church—Memphis, TN
  • ​Indian Springs First Baptist Church
  • Irondale United Methodist Church
  • Junior League Chorus
  • Lake Crest Presbyterian
  • Latter Day Saints, Hoover Ward 
  • Liberty Crossing United Methodist Church
  • Liberty Park Baptist Church
  • Magic City Choral Society 
  • McElwain Baptist Church
  • Mountain Brook Baptist Church 
  • Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church
  • Opelika Art Association 
  • Pickwick United Methodist Church—Counce, TN
  • Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church
  • Prince of Peace Catholic Church
  • Providence Baptist Church—Opelika, AL
  • Redeemer Presbyterian 
  • Riverchase Baptist Church
  • Riverchase Church of Christ 
  • Riverchase United Methodist Church
  • Rockdale Baptist Church—McDonough, GA 
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church 
  • Samford University
  • Shades Valley Lutheran Church
  • Shelby Baptist Church 
  • Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
  • St. Agatha's Episcopal Church—DeFuniak Springs, FL
  • St. Alban's Episcopal Church 
  • St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
  • St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church 
  • St. Mark United Methodist Church
  • St. Matthew Anglican
  • St. Peter's Anglican Church 
  • St. Thomas Episcopal Church
  • Shades Valley Lutheran Church
  • Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church 
  • Sursum Corda
  • Third Presbyterian Church
  • Trinity Episcopal Church—Bessemer, AL 
  • Trinity Presbyterian Church 
  • Trinity United Methodist Church
  • Vidalia Community Chorus—Vidalia, GA
  • Vestavia Hills Baptist Church 
  • Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church
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