Sylvania United Church of Christ
Claimed by God, Responding as Disciples
Worship - Music


Chancel Choir is our adult SATB choir directed by Lori Bitz and accompanied by Sally Mossing. The choir rehearses 7-8 Wed. evenings, September-early June. This is a dedicated choir that enjoys singing many styles of music. This choir usually sings 3 times per month for the Sunday 10:40 a.m. service, the Christmas Eve service, and for Maundy Thursday. Our choirs combine for Easter and Pentecost Sundays.

Treble Choir is made up of ladies in the congregation who enjoy singing at services. They are directed by Lori Bitz and sing at the 10:40 a.m. Sunday service the second and fourth Sunday of each month. They combine with the Chancel Choir on the fourth Sunday to sing SATB anthems. This choir rehearses Wed. evenings beginning at 6:30, then rehearses with the Chancel Choir until 7:30. The Treble Choir is truly a fun loving, talented group. They embrace different styles of music and enjoy the challenge of 3-part singing.

Chancel Bell Choir is an ensemble of bells and chimes directed by Nate Haase. This is a dedicated group that enjoys members of all ages, teens and up. Rehearsals are 11:45-12:45 following the second worship service. The bell choir plays the first Sunday of each month and accompanies an anthem with our vocal choir that morning. If a full-time commitment isn't possible, anyone who would enjoy simply filling in is also welcome.

Psalm 33 is our Praise and Worship Band. This intergenerational group of adults and youth meets every Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. for rehearsal. Psalm 33 shares their style of music at various times throughout the year on Sunday mornings and for the family Christmas Eve service.

Soloists and Ensembles During the summer our choirs choose to have a break in their Sunday morning commitments. Members of our congregation come forward to share their many gifts as soloists or as part of an ensemble, and this time of the year also gives us the opportunity to invite guest musicians to be part of our worship.