Music in our church plays an important and integral part in worship.
Adult Sanctuary Choir
The Adult Sanctuary Choir (high school juniors and up) learns and shares a variety of sacred music in worship during the program year. Our volunteer choir meets in the choir room to rehearse Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm and Sunday mornings at 8:45 am during the fall, winter and spring. Our numbers fluctuate during the year, but we average around 20 singers most Sundays. We are fortunate to have several accomplished instrumentalists among the choir and congregation, and they are encouraged to add to our choral work on a regular basis.
Music for children at Sudbury United Methodist is presented through collaboration with the Sunday School program. Most Sundays, the Sunday School begins with a 10 minute music assembly. Children ages 3 to 5 work with one teacher on age-appropriate songs. The first through fifth grade group sings with the music director or the choir director. The music choices may come from the Sunday School curriculum, from seasonal favorites, or from well-known selections in the Methodist tradition. No matter what the music is, we try to emphasize the fun of singing together.
The Connexions Concerts series was founded in 2008 to accommodate the many talented singers and players found in the SUMC community. It is an ongoing opportunity to showcase their talents and to invite other friends and performers into our church.
The organ is an important support for almost all of our music. Sunday preludes and postludes are an opportunity to explore the capabilities of this tracker (mechanical action) instrument. Kevin Murphy, our Music Director, chooses the music with thought and care and awareness of the liturgical year.
Kevin Murphy Musical Director
Rob Hammerton Choir Director