MUSIC AND ARTS
Experience Shandon's dynamic music and arts – building the body of Christ through God's creative gifts.
CHOIRS AND ENSEMBLES
ALL CHOIRS AND ENSEMBLES ARE OPEN TO ANYONE WISHING TO DEDICATE THEIR TALENTS AND TIME AS A MUSICAL OFFERING TO GOD. No auditions are required, just a commitment to serve.
The Chancel Choir performs a variety of music including classical, traditional, hymns and spirituals. It rehearses and sings in worship weekly. The choir performs with orchestra several times a years. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:15-8:45 p.m., late August-mid-June.
The Celebration Choir performs a variety of music including contemporary and spirituals. It rehearses twice a month and sings in 8:45 a.m. worship on the second Sunday of the month. The choir also provides special seasonal and holiday music events. Rehearsals are Wednesdays before the second Sunday and on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Youth Music Group
Shandon's Youth Youth Music Group is open to guys and girls in grades 7th-12th who are interested in music, both playing instruments and singing. They perform during various worship services and for special programs and events. Often during summers, the group attends a music festival. Rehearsals are Sundays from 6:00-6:45 p.m.
(You can also join MYF: Methodist Youth Fellowship from 4:30-6:00 p.m., Sundays. (More about Shandon Youth: SMY Real)
Shandon’s children’s choirs introduce children to the wonderful world of expressing their faith through music. All choirs sing at various services and special events. Children's choirs rehearse Wednesday evenings and Orff instruments (tone bar instruments) and choir chimes are part of the choirs’ curriculums. (More about Children's Ministry: Faith Explorers)
Cherub Choir – four and five-year-olds: Rehearsals 6:15-6:45 p.m., September-early May
St. Cecilia Choir – grades 1-3: Rehearsals 6:00-6:45 p.m., September-early May
St. Nicholas Choir – grades 4-6: Rehearsals 6:00-6:45 p.m., September-early May
Shandon’s adult handbell ensemble rings for various worship services September-May and occasionally for special services. The Ringers rehearse Monday evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Shandon’s rock band fills the 11:05 a.m. LifeLine contemporary service with a beat. This group of volunteers and professionals plays each Sunday morning and for special events. Non-musical volunteers are welcome to help with set-up and break-down of equipment.
SEASONAL MUSIC SERVICES
Beautiful and inspiring music is performed at various times during the seasons of Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter by the
Chancel Choir along with Orchestra, Capital City Brass and sololists.
HANGING OF THE GREENS
A moving service filled with Christian symbolism, glorious decorations and beautiful music of the season by the Celebration Choir and Wesley Ringers. Hanginf of the Greens marks the beginning the Advent Season – commemorating the coming birth of Jesus through placing ivy, cedar, mistletoe and holly. This service is designed to help us prepare our hearts to welcome the Christ Child.
EDDIE HUSS & FRIENDS BENEFIT CONCERT
A wonderful Christmas program filled with beautiful music by a variety of performers and benefits an outreach nonprofit organization.
A variety of musical presentations are performed throughout the year by the Chancel Chancel with orchestra and soloists as well as performances by the Youth Choir, Children's Choirs and various musical guests.
MUSIC AND ARTS EVENTS
Music and Arts also sponsors events throughout the year to discover God’s presence through exploring, sharing and developing musical and artistic creativity. These events have included musical concerts, music and art classes, and commissioned art, as well as rotating art exhibits in THE GALLERY.