Hillcrest's Music Program
began here in October 1971 with music by Irene Fraser until early 1982 when Pat Vincent served as organist and in March of that year Anne White began directing the adult and youth choirs.
Senior Choir, presently 15-20 singers, leads the congregational hymns each Sunday offering anthems for most services and special music for weddings, funerals, etc. Each summer, guest soloists perform at Sunday services. Come join us Wednesday at 7:00 PM September to June to laugh, sing together and party when we can.
Our Youth Choir in 2021 involved 13 young people from 7 families ranging in age from 6 to 15. All young singers over 6 years old are welcome at the regular 10AM practices Sundays during the school year.
Over the years, there has been a Men’s Choir from time to time plus a Ladies’ Choir singing occasionally and at special music events such as gospel and youth concerts. The much-loved annual May FEAST of MUSIC for the last 30 years has featured both our adult and youth choirs, a guest choir and recently the Sibbick Sibling Singers.
In July 2014, we began summertime Family and Friends concerts which offer soloists and small groups an opportunity to perform their pieces for an appreciative audience. Concerts by visiting musicians and choirs– such as the UPEI Music Program and A Joyful Sound generate funds in support of our church.
During early Covid Sara and Andrea White sang for our weekly Sunday service broadcast. In June 2020, Youth Choir singers began practicing for special solos or small group anthems for Sunday worship. Senior Choir resumed “spaced out” practices in late fall of 2020 and in spring, 2021, they began offering anthems again for worship.
Since Covid began, we have been broadcasting our Sunday services via FaceBook and Mixlr. Happily, we now have both choirs joyfully practicing each week (still with masks and social distancing). As summer begins, we will welcome soloists and small ensembles, both young and young-at-heart, to provide special music each Sunday with hymn leadership by our adult choir.