The SIUMC Music Ministry offers additional ensembles and opportunities for those who wish to participate with limited and/or varying levels of time commitment.
The Cokesbury Choir is a "pick-up" choir that provides musical leadership for the 8:30 am worship service. Singing only on the third Sunday of the month, this ensemble rehearses at 8:00 am in the choir room and prepares an "old favorite" out of the Cokesbury Hymnal. Music reading skills are not required and members of the Chancel Choir are always on hand to provide vocal leadership. There is no commitment required, and members do not have to wear robes.
The Cokesbury Choir rehearses at 8:00 am on the third Sunday of each month, September through May.
The Summer Choir provides vocal leadership for the 10:00 am worship service during the summer months. This ensemble rehearses just before worship and prepares only that Sunday's music. This is a great opportunity for those who want to try singing in a choir for a short period of time with no commitment. It is also perfect for visiting family and friends who are in town for the weekend. The music for the Summer Choir is easier than the Chancel Choir's normal repertoire and is selected to accommodate weekly variations in choir size and section balance.
The Summer Choir rehearses at 9:15 am in the choir room, June through August.
Opportunities are also available to soloists and instrumentalists of all ages who wish to share their talents.
Please inform the Director of Music and Worship of your interest and/or ability.