Music Ministry

In the same fashion that Holy Scripture is described as “The Word of God,” Sacred Music has been called “The Voice of God.” The Music Ministry of HPCUMC is an avenue through which participants can bless the Lord, their church and each other by offering their musical gifts as an integral, inspiring element of our worship experiences.  Much more than a group of enthusiastic singers or instrumentalists, each ensemble is a Christian fellowship of caring friends who daily support and pray for each other in life’s joys and concerns.

Wesley Choir

The twenty-five voice Wesley Choirbrings anthems and offertories to the 8:00 a.m. service on Sunday mornings, from September through June.  Weekly rehearsals are 7:00-9:00p.m.on Wednesday evenings, and singers of all ages are welcome; previous choral experience is not required to join. The Wesley Choir also participates in special seasonal worship services, and has been known to gather several times a year for a potluck dinner before rehearsal.

Conducted by Neal Hamlin, Director of Music and Choirmaster

Cathedral Choir

The Cathedral Choirsings in the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service from September through June, and rehearses from

7:00-9:00p.m.each Thursday evening. Choral Scholars anchor each of the four sections in this forty-plus voice choir

which welcomes new members of all ages. No prepared audition is required, but previous choral experience is recommended. The Cathedral Choir occasionally participates in special community events such as Saengerfest in Over-the-Rhine and seasonal concerts, often combining with other church choirs. The Choir has toured internationally, and has sung in worship at the Chapel of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Their performances of sacred masterworks include the Requiems of Mozart, Fauré, Duruflé, Brahms, Wilberg, Rutter and Forrest, plus Rutter’s Gloria, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, and numerous presentations of Handel’s Messiah.

Conducted by Neal Hamlin, Director of Music and Choirmaster

Carillon Choir

The Carillon Choir periodically brings the festive brilliance of handbell music to traditional worship services at 8:00 and 9:30a.m. on Sundays. Ringing five octaves of beautiful Schulmerich handbells and Schulmerich hand chimes, the Carillon Choir rehearses on Monday evenings from 7:00-8:30p.m. and has openings for new members, either experienced or just beginning. Come and join us in ringing to the glory of God!

Directed by Neal Hamlin

Community Choristers

A fellowship of more than thirty senior ladies form the Community Choristerswhose ministry takes their cheerful music, both sacred and secular, to retirement communities and convalescent residences throughout the greater Cincinnati community. The Community Choristers rehearse on Mondays from 1:00-2:30p.m. All ladies are welcome!

Directed by Janet Zeigler

CHILDREN CHOIRS:

Sunshine Singers (Grades 3-8) 
Dana Calhoun, Director

Joy Singers (Age 3 – Grade 2)
Elizabeth Hickerson, Director