Praise the Lord! Praise God in the sanctuary; praise God in the mighty firmament! Praise God with the sound of the trumpet; praise God with the lyre and harp! Praise God with the tambourine and dance; praise God with stringed instruments and flutes! Praise God with loud cymbals; praise Godm with loud clashing cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. (Psalm 150: 1, 3-6)
Music is central to our worship here at Severna Park United Methodist Church. Our Music Ministry provides an excellent opportunity to sing in a choir from ages 3 and up. We are blessed with a wonderful Wicks/Daffer pipe organ and a Yamaha Grand piano to fill our sanctuary with glorious music as we praise the Lord.
Sanctuary Choir: A traditional adult choir that provides musical leadership for the 11am service on each Sunday and pursues classical, spiritual, and folk music, as well as cantatas and joint works with other churches. The Sanctuary Choir also performs larger choral works with orchestra and soloists.
Contemporary Choir: Occasionally sings for 9:30am worship service. They sing gospel, praise and worship, spiritual, contemporary Christian, folk, and jazz. The Contemporary Choir also performs a staged cantata once a year.
Early Risers Choir: Sings every other Sunday at the 8am service.
Elementary Choir: Made up of children grades 1-6. They practice weekly, and sing in worship periodically throughout the year in all 3 services. At times the choir will divide into younger and older ensembles or all-boys and all-girls ensembles as well. The main focus of this group is to get our young people excited about music and engaged in the process of participating in the worship experience.
Cherub Choir: Boys and girls, ages 3 through kindergarten have fun learning about music through marching, dancing, rhythm imitation, and course singing. They sing once every six weeks at 9:30 or 11am worship service. They participate in Good News Festival during Advent as well as the Christmas Pageant on Christmas Eve and the Children’s Musical in the spring.
Worship Bands/Teams: SPUMC’s 9:30am Contemporary Services are led by three worship teams. Each band practices regularly (about 2x/month) and helps lead worship around every third Sunday. If you sing or play guitar, bass, or drums we are always looking for new participants and back-ups. The praise bands of SPUMC strive to lead a worship experience that is familiar to the congregants, while introducing new music and modern styles of worship to broaden the experience for everyone involved.
Interested in participating in any of the music ministry opportunities at SPUMC? Contact Nicola Patterson.