Music is and has been an integral part of our Sunday worship services. We agree with The United Church of Canada’s Statement of Faith, “A Song of Faith” which states:
“Grateful for God’s loving action,
We cannot keep from singing.”
Our dedicated Choir members sing to express our faith, and lead the congregation in praise and prayer through music.
A Worship and Music Committee meets during the year to review, plan and make suggestions on all aspects of our worship services.
In June 2015, our Choir, Voices United in Praise, Young Singers, and Children’s Voices sang in celebration of our 177th Anniversary as a church in north Oshawa, and also recognized the 90th Anniversary of The United Church of Canada.
Special music for the seasons complements our Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Remembrance, Advent, and Christmas Sunday and Eve services. Summer services commence with a Hymn Sing of favourites.
We are thankful for the instruments donated by members over the years: a Conn Organ, a Samick piano, and a Yamaha Clavinova in our Sanctuary. A Heintzman piano in our Lower Hall accompanies our delightful Sunday School children singing. Many carols are included during their pageant “The Christmas Story.”
We are blessed with marvelous acoustics in our Sanctuary which enhance the sound of our blended voices, and are inspired by beautiful stained glass windows honouring members and families who have worshipped at Kedron.
Kedron United Church is also home to two wonderful community choirs: The Notables and Nuance Vocal Ensemble rehearse in our Sanctuary, and perform concerts during the Christmas season and in the Spring.
The long tradition of expressing our faith through music continues.
Barbara Clarke, Music Director.