Sonja Poorman Roebuck, Minister of Music
If you are interested in joining the Music Ministry of the church, please contact Sonja Roebuck, Minister of Music, at email@example.com or 972-625-1281.
Sung-Yun Kim, Pianist
ADULT ENSEMBLESChancel Choir
The Chancel Choir is a mixed adult choral ensemble that provides music regularly for the 11:00am traditional services and once a month for the 8:30am traditional services. Covering a wide spectrum of challenging musical repertoire, their selections include contemporary choral music settings, traditional hymn favorites, gospel music and choral pieces with an ethnic flavor. This ensemble also leads the congregation in worship for special services during the church year and they present inspirational cantatas during the Palm Sunday/Easter and Christmas seasons accompanied by instrumentalists and actors/narrators. No auditions are necessary and all are welcome. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings 7:00 – 8:30pm.Men's Ensemble
The Men’s Ensemble is an exciting new ensemble that sings occasionally for 8:30 and 11:00am services. This group specializes in traditional and contemporary male quartet selections. No auditions are necessary and all are welcome. Rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings.Sanctuary Ringers
The Sanctuary Ringers is an eleven-member adult handbell ensemble that provides music monthly for the 8:30 and 11:00am traditional services. Their repertoire consists of intermediate/advanced handbell selections for three-octave Malmark handbells and choir chimes including hymn settings and medleys, original contemporary handbell music, rhythmic African American Spirituals and more. Rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons from 1:00 – 2:00pm.
CHILDREN & YOUTH ENSEMBLESCantate Choir
The Cantate Choir is a music ensemble for students in grades 2 – 5. Occasionally they provide lively selections and lead the congregation in worship music at the 8:30 and 11:00am traditional services. In addition to singing fun-filled, energetic selections specially geared for this age group, they learn beginning music theory while playing instruments such as choir chimes, tone bells, boomwhackers, woodblocks, rhythm sticks and more. This ensemble also does some acting as well as singing when they combine with the Cherub Choir to present a yearly musical at the 5:00pm service on Christmas Eve.
Rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons from 12:00noon – 12:45pm.Cherub Choir
The Cherub Choir is a choral ensemble for younger children, age 4 – 1st grade. Combining creative movement with music, this ensemble delights the congregation when they occasionally sing children’s favorites for the 11:00am services. They also combine with the Cantate Choir to present a yearly Christmas Eve musical. Rehearsals are during the 11:00am traditional service immediately following Children’s Church. With many years of experience as a kindergarten teacher, Shirley Johnson directs the Cherub Choir with a great combination of fun and musical learning.