One of the things that keeps people coming back to Forest Hill is our music. It weaves its way through our services, binding us together emotionally and lifting us spiritually.
Pre-Covid, we regularly featured guest vocalists, instrumentalists, liturgical dancers and small group ensembles.
Music from the rich heritage of traditional sacred music along with that of different world cultures deepens our worship experience. African drumming, Iona songs from Scotland, jazz, freedom songs from Africa – music from around the world joins us together as the beloved community.
Our all-volunteer Chancel Choir has a reputation for musical excellence as well as fellowship, fun, and a commitment to glorifying God through music.
Members rehearse weekly on Thurs. evenings, Sept – May, provide weekly worship music and participate in many special events.
Sine Nomine Choir
The youth (grades 6-12 with college students warmly welcomed) named this choir Sine Nomine, Latin for “no name.”
Listen as they sing the Advent carol He Will Come When We’re Least Expecting Him
This popular children’s choir features children in grades 1-5. They rehearse Sunday mornings at 9:30am and sing regularly in worship. Their performances are energetic and well-received. Listen as they perform a Forest Hill favorite: All God’s Critters Got a Place in the Choir
Our pre-school Cherub Choir sings for the pure joy of making music. One Sunday a month they meet from 10:15-11:00am for a time of singing, moving, playing musical instruments, and having fun making music. The Cherub Choir sings during worship a few times a year.
Our choirs take a break during the summer months. The robes come off and anyone who wants can show up early for a quick run-through before our Summer 10:00am worship The singers give it their all, singing easy-to-learn pieces and getting a taste of what being in a church choir is about. The music gets a little jazzier at times, like this wonderful blues-style Gloria led by member Clayton Minder. *
A variety of small choral and instrumental ensembles enliven and enrich the dance of worship at Forest Hill.
Voices in Bronze This handbell choir practices on Thursday evenings and performs several times a year.
Forest Hill Steel Drum Band Rehearsals of this group for all ages are arranged at the convenience of the players and take place around three weeks before the performance.
Hear selections from a past Lessons and Carols service here.
Another tradition is the annual singing of the annual singing of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah that closes our Easter Sunday service.