Singing is an integral part of worshiping God, and opportunities abound for children, youth, and adults. If you’re interested in making a joyful noise, please contact Director of Music Ministries Gillian Westerman.
The Chancel Choir sings regularly for worship at 11:15 a.m. and occasionally at 8:45 a.m. throughout the year. The choir sings a variety of choral literature and one large-scale work every year.
Men’s Chorus sings once a month at the 8:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services. All men are welcome to sing. The men rehearse from 6:15-7 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the scheduled Sunday to sing.
Women’s Chorus sings once a month at the 8:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services. All women are welcome to sing. The women rehearse from 6:15-7 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the scheduled Sunday to sing.
Good News Singers
Good News Singers is a small, select group of experienced singers, most of whom also sing in the Chancel Choir. The rehearsal is from 6:15-7 p.m. on the open Wednesday nights. GNS sings once or twice a month at the 8:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services.
For more information about the above choirs, contact Director of Music Ministries Gillian Westerman.
Pathways Praise Band
The praise band’s musical style is contemporary Christian, including traditional hymns in contemporary style. The group sings a mix of recent favorites with new songs added almost weekly. Instrumentation includes acoustic and electric guitar, bass, drums, and keyboard. The band takes a holistic approach in the Pathways service, using music as an important vehicle to deliver the message as well as bring the congregation into an attitude of worship. For more information, contact Gillian Westerman.
Hillside Ringers is an adult handbell choir which plays a variety of special music for worship services at various times throughout the year. While the group is composed of experienced ringers, new members are always welcome. If you are interested in ringing handbells, but are not able to join us on a regular basis, or you just want to learn more about ringing handbells, consider joining us as a substitute ringer. Ability to read music is recommended but not necessarily required. Rehearsals are held Mondays from 7-8 p.m. Contact Cathy Ingersoll for more information on joining the choir or becoming a substitute ringer.
CHILDREN AND YOUTH CHOIRS
Oak Hill UMC’s Youth Choir is for those interested in spreading God’s word through music and contributing to worship in a fun way! Youth Choir is open to 6th-12th graders. It meets every Sunday during the school year, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the choir room (A103). Snacks are provided. Choristers can expect to learn a variety of styles of Christian choral music, cultivate and improve music literacy, develop beautiful vocal tone, and sing in multiple parts. Are you in band or orchestra at school? Singing improves performance on any instrument; if you’re interested, Paul Harper would like to feature you with the Youth Choir once or twice during the year! The Youth Choir sings twice a month in any of the three services on Sundays and for larger services such as Christmas Eve and Easter. Little practice is required outside of rehearsals, if at all, and therefore does not take away time from schoolwork. If you, your child, or someone you know is interested in joining Youth Choir, please contact Paul Harper. New singers are welcome throughout the year!
Kingdom Kids is Oak Hill UMC’s older Children’s Choir and is open to 2nd-5th graders. In Kingdom Kids, choristers will cultivate friendships; learn and develop lifelong skills such as confidence, leadership, and cooperation; and unfold a love of making music with others. Through fun games and a wide variety of Christian music, kids can expect to learn music literacy and dictation, liturgical terminology, music and prayers, and receive classical vocal training. No prior music experience is required! Kingdom Kids meets every Wednesday of the school year in the Great Room of the Children’s Education Building, 6:15-7 p.m. Child care is provided. The kids also sing once a month at any of the three services on Sundays. If your child or someone you know is interested in joining Kingdom Kids, please contact Paul Harper. New singers are welcome throughout the year!
Kingdom Cubs is our choir program for younger children, age 4-1st grade. The purpose of Kingdom Cubs is to learn to love music and to have fun singing with our friends. The Cubs meet every Wednesday evening from 6:15-7 p.m. in room 107 of the Children’s Building. Director Paul Harper welcomes new singers any time of the year.