Music & Arts Ministry

The position of Staff Accompanist is open for the fall of 2017. This is a paid position. Please contact Roberta Shimensky for a full job description and information on compensation.

 

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Please join us in making music this fall! Chancel Choir (10:30 worship) and Sanctuary Singers (9:00 worship) rehearse together, and commence on Thursday, August 31, at 7:30 pm.


Start dates for other ensembles vary; please check back here later for updated information! YOU can add so much to our ministry!

 

Chancel Choir

Weekly rehearsals are Thursday evenings from 7:30 - 9:30 pm. The Chancel Choir leads 10:30 am worship September through May, and for special services (Christmas Eve, Holy Week, Thanksgiving, etc.). Chancel Choir is active in the community through participation in the Community Christmas Celebration, Fall Interfaith Festival, and the Sandy Interfaith Festival. Membership in the Choir is open to all who love to sing, enjoy the fellowship of an ensemble, and can hear and match pitch.

 

Sanctuary Singers

Rehearses weekly with Chancel Choir (see above). Leads 9:00 worship each Sunday September through May. All Choirs at Hilltop perform a wide variety of repertoire, in keeping with worship that is dynamic, ecelctic, and inclusive.

 

Summer Singers - for all ages

The ensemble for those who need a Choir fix year ‘round! This group is composed of singers who read and memorize music, working on an abbreviated rehearsal schedule. Summer Singers primarily lead worship during the summer weeks, but perform musical offerings occasionally throughout the year. They are also available for special community events. Summer Singers is open to all ages. Rehearsals for summer 2017 begin Thursday, June 1, at 7:00 pm. Thank you Summer Singers for doing such generous and excellent work in leading worship - we are truly blessed by each one of you! 

  

Praise Band

Hilltop's Praise Band rehearses the first Sunday of each month from 12:00 - 2:00 pm. The Band plays periodically for worship services and also conducts a worship service at the Rescue Mission of Salt Lake the second Friday of each month. Vocalists and instrumentalists combine in this ensemble to present songs of praise. Instrumentalists need to be able to recognize and play guitar chords or read music; vocalists should be able to derive harmonies from the melody line. 

 

Hallelujah Bells

The Hallelujah Bells ring four 1/2 octaves of bells and three octaves of chimes every four to six weeks during worship services. Positions are open for permanent ringers and substitutes, grades H.S. and up. The Hallelujah Bells rehearse Mondays from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Ringers should have basic music reading and rhythmic skills.

 

Carillon Belles

A bell quartet for experienced ringers.

 

Hilltop Gospel Choir - amazing experience! Thank you all for your support.

The Hilltop Gospel Choir is an outreach ministry of Hilltop UMC and is open to all in our congregational family and the community, singers of all denominations. The HGC rehearses and performs each spring, and accepts invitations to perform at church festivals and celebrations throughout the year.

 

We stand together with people of all faith traditions and cultures in these troubled times.

 

2017 concert dates:

Friday, May 12 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Sandy, 7:00 pm

Friday, May 19 at Cottonwood Presbyterian Church in Salt Lake City, 7:00 pm

Sunday, May 21 Home Concert at Hilltop UMC, 6:00 pm 

 

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Soloists and Small Ensembles

Opportunities for instrumental and vocal soloists and small groups are available for worship.  Assistance in selecting music, coaching, and accompaniment is provided as needed.

 

Youth Choir

Open to all youth grades six through twelve, Youth Choir provides a musical offering and leadership in worship monthly, and performs in concert annually. Rehearsals are Monday evenings from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. If you plan to attend Youth Choir rehearsal, please call ahead to verify the schedule inasmuch as we generally follow the school calendar of the Canyons district.

 

Joyful Ringers Bell Choir

Rehearses Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:00 pm. For ages 9/10 up to age 18.

 

Silver Songbirds

Anyone who is young at heart and loves to sing is welcome to join the Songbirds. Practices are every other week on Tuesdays at 10:00 am. The Songbirds sing at area senior centers, at worship services, or special events upon invitation. Check the church calendar for scheduled rehearsals.

 

Men's Quartet/Choir

Open to all men, this ensemble provides a musical offering in worship approximately every six weeks, and performs occasionally in the community. Rehearsal schedule is currently variable. Ensemble members are able to read and memorize music.

 

Women's Quartet/Choir

Open to all women, this ensemble provides a musical offering in worship approximately every six weeks, and performs occasionally in the community. Rehearsal schedule is currently variable. Ensemble members are able to read and memorize music.


Instrumental Players

If you are an instrumentalist, Hilltop's music program welcomes your participation in our worship services as special music in small group or solo. Accompaniment is provided.

 

Music & Arts Camp

Music & Arts Camp 2017 is scheduled for the week of August 7 - 11. Please visit the Children's Music page for information. Early registration is highly recommended since there is a deadline for registration and enrollment is capped.

 

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