Music is one way we connect with God and experience community with each other. At Islington United, music is an integral part of worship together.

choirs

We are blessed with an active choral program at Islington United Church. Beyond singing together, our choirs offer opportunities to learn and grow in a supportive space. We have fun together and take care of each other. If you are interested in learning more about one of our choirs, please feel free to reach out to our directors.

junior CHOIR

Our Junior Choir, directed by Christy Cummings, offers weekly vocal instruction to children from JK up to grade 6 on Thursday evenings starting with a community dinner at 5:00 pm followed by rehearsal at 5:45 pm.

The Junior Choir participates in Sunday worship approximately once a month. This is a free program offered to the church and surrounding community. You do not need to be a member of the church to join the junior choir. All children are welcomed.

Junior Choir: Christy Cummings – christy.cummings@bell.net

youth choir

Our Youth Choir, directed by Cynthia Smithers, meets on Thursday evenings starting with a community dinner at 5:00 pm followed by rehearsal at 5:45 pm. This choir is open to youth from grade 7 through high school.

The Youth Choir offers anthems and worship leadership at our 9:30 am worship service on Sundays. This is a free program. All youth are welcome to come and be a part of this choir.

Youth Choir: Cynthia Smithers – cynthia.smithers@gmail.com

Senior CHOIR

Our Senior Choir supports the 11:15 am worship service on Sundays, participates in special events, and offers concerts throughout the year.

We are a 40-member SATB choir that enjoys a variety of musical styles and engages members who come from a variety of musical backgrounds. The Senior Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:30 pm.

Senior Choir: Jason Locke – jason@islingtonunited.org

Chiming Ministry

The Chiming Ministry calls the community to worship by playing the steeple bells each Sunday morning. This group of faithful volunteers are trained on how to access these bells. Anyone with the ability to play the piano could learn this skill and be added to our roster of faithful chimers at Islington United.

Chiming Coordinator: Joan Hunter – hunters01@rogers.com

Handbell Ministry

The Islington United Church Handbell Choir has a four-octave set of Schulmerich bells. These beautiful bells ring on Sunday mornings approximately once per month and is open to accepting new members.

The handbell choir rehearses for an hour on Thursday evenings at 6:45 pm.

Handbell Choir: Andrew Aitchison – adjaitchison@gmail.com