The Chancel Choir at Sycamore United Methodist Church enhances the spoken word of Sunday Worship through music. Musical selections range from traditional hymns and choral anthems, spirituals, gospel music and contemporary praise music. Rehearsals are held each Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. from September through May with childcare provided upon request. Special musical presentations are done throughout the choir season. The choir also presents a Cantata at Lent and Christmas accompanied by a chamber orchestra, praise band and other instrumental ensembles.
The Music Program at Sycamore United Methodist Church encourages our children and youth to express their faith through song. There are three children’s choirs that meet from 5:30–6:00 pm on Wednesday evenings to sing songs of praise and worship. These choirs each sing in worship service once a month from September to May and add so much fun to worship services with their unique style. Other activities include holiday parties and trips to sing at retirement homes if time and health protocols with allow. The Cherub Choir is for 3–5-year-old children. The Kid’s Choir is for children in kindergarten through 3rd grade. The Junior Choir is for grades 4-8. Parents are encouraged and welcome to stay and enjoy rehearsals.
SUMC offers a variety of ways to worship God through music. Throughout the year, soloists and small groups participate or lead the worship services. A wide selection of instrumental and vocal talents adds an extraordinary dimension to worship services.
The Sycamore United Methodist Church Handbell choir comprises a four-octave set of English style of MalMark Handbells and a three-octave Choir Chimes Set. This group meets from September through May on Thursday evenings at 7:00-8:00 p.m. to prepare for the contribution of their beautiful music to the worship services usually on the second Sunday of the month.
Throughout the year Sycamore United Methodist host solo artists and musical groups of various music genres to create musical experiences for audiences within and beyond the Sycamore area. We offer feature performance opportunities for local musicians as well.
Our Concerts take advantage of the amazing acoustical aspects of our church Sanctuary. We strive to provide performances by highly musicians deliver a wide range of listening experiences.
Our concerts allow audiences to gain familiarity with composers, genres, and instrumental music. We strive to give our audience programs that will encourage a deeper appreciation of the performing arts.