I wanted to let you all know that the choir will be taking the month of July off. We will resume in August. I thought this would be a good time to reflect on the music we’ve made at Hillcrest over the past year.

I am very thankful for the opportunity to be your music director. I hope the transition to a blended service, combining traditional hymns and contemporary praise songs, has been enjoyable for you.

Thank you to the dedicated choir members. I love listening to the sound of your voices on Wednesdays and Sundays. I also appreciate your willingness to work on some of my original compositions. We would love to have more people join the choir. Anyone who loves to sing is welcome. Even if you don’t read music.

Thank you to the hand chime choir for your flexibility and willingness to meet whenever I have a new arrangement for you. I hope to have something new for you in the fall.

We also have enjoyed special guest performances by David Bronston on saxophone, Danny Holland on oboe, and the lovely voices of Sarah and Michelle Snellings.

In the future I would love to include more people in the music program at Hillcrest. If making music is fun and enjoyable for you, if you enjoy singing or playing an instrument, please reach out to me (607-372-0895). If you know of someone who has performed at Hillcrest in the past, or might be interested in performing with us in the future, please let me know. Thank you.

JOIN THE HILLCREST CHOIR  We are very excited to announce that the Choir has resumed rehearsals and will be on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.  Please help spread the word. All are welcome! No musical experience is necessary.

HILLCREST CHIME CHOIR Our chime choir here at Hillcrest UMC rehearsals are twice per month, on the 1st and 3rd Sundays, from 11:15-12:15. All children and adults are welcome to join us. No musical experience necessary.

HILLCREST PRAISE BAND  Come make music with us! All instruments are welcome! Rehearsals are twice per month, on the 2nd and 4th Sundays, at 11:15 a.m.                                                       

Music reading is not required-we all learn together-so FEAR NOT! Only angels can wing it. The rest of us practice!