Adult Music and Arts





Sanctuary Choir
Wednesdays 7:15-8:45 pm in the Sanctuary

This vocal choir is the foundation of the Music and Arts Ministries at Shady Grove, and welcomes adults and high school youth (youth by consultation with the Minister of Music and Arts.) There are no audition requirements, only a giving heart. Its purpose is to worship and honor God through weekly anthems in our three sanctuary services. Each year, on the third Sunday of Advent, the choir presents a Christmas musical drama, accompanied by a small orchestra.  Sylvia Cooper is the director of the sanctuary choir. Photo by Rick Bragga.

Testify RVA 
Sundays 10:00-10:30 am and Wednesdays 7:15-8:15 pm in the Fellowship Hall

Testify RVA (also known as Testify), directed by Brian Mahne (bmahne@shadygroveumc.net), is a vocal and instrumental team of youth and adults who have a passion for serving God in the contemporary worship service on a rotating schedule.

Jubilate Ringers
Wednesdays 6:15-7:15 pm in the Sanctuary or EB 204

This handbell choir is for adults and is directed by Sylvia Cooper. Rehearsals are held on a rotating basis.

Sanctuary Orchestra
Sundays 6:00-8:00 pm in the Sanctuary

This instrumental group, directed by Sylvia Cooper, accompanies the Christmas dramatic musical. Rehearsals are held on a rotating basis.

Photo by Keri Fagan from Living Last Supper Maundy Thursday worship, April 2015.

Adult Drama
Wednesdays 6:15-7:15 pm in the Sanctuary

This ensemble is offered to youth and adults who have a passion for dramatic worship. Highlights are participating in our Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services as well as the annual Christmas musical drama.

Photo by Rick Bragga at Gideon's Call recording session on June 4, 2017.

Gideon's Call
Wednesdays 6:15-7:15 pm or Sundays 6:00-7:00 pm in the Sanctuary
This vocal ensemble is for high school boys and adult men and is directed by Sylvia Cooper with Jim Thornton, jim.thornton@thorntonassociates.com, serving as coordinator. Gideon’s Call sings in worship several times a year. In June 2017 Gideon's Call recorded a CD of twelve favorite songs. The CD is available for purchase in the church office for $15. Proceeds benefit Music and Arts Ministries at Shady Grove. To reserve a CD, send an email to office@shadygroveumc.net
 
Voices of Grace
Wednesdays 6:15-7:15 pm or Sundays 6:00-7:00 pm in the Sanctuary

This vocal ensemble is for high school girls and adult women and is directed by Sylvia Cooper. Voices of Grace sing in worship services several times a year.

For more information on any adult music and arts opportunities, contact Sylvia Cooper at scooper@shadygroveumc.net.