Music & Arts
Riverbend United Church is blessed with a talented and diverse group of musicians including singers and instrumentalists of all ages.
Paula Roberts, Music Director, conducts the Adult Choir, accompanied by Sherry Steele. This SATB group which meets every Thursday evening, is part of Sunday worship most weeks. They lead the hymns and present an anthem at each service. Every so often this group takes on a special project such as a Christmas or Easter cantata, and they have also put together musical fundraising events in support of organizations such as the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. New members are always welcome.
“The Ensemble” provides the music for Sunday worship once a month. It is a smaller, self directed group who focus on contemporary music. They sing and accompany themselves on a variety of instruments including guitar, piano, bass, drums, flute, and anything else this talented group might bring to one of their Wednesday rehearsals!
A few times a year, the Choir and Ensemble like to join forces for a special anthem, usually choosing an uptempo gospel style piece. The resultant sound is always big, energizing, and uplifting, and, needless to say, fun for congregation and musicians alike!
Our Handbell Choir, directed by Lois Samis Lund completes our music ministry. They rehearse on Monday evenings, and bring their sonorous music to church services about 4 times a year. They never fail to add that special “sparkle” to our annual Christmas Eve services in particular.
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