Music has been a key element of worship throughout the history of the church.
Choirs, ensembles, quartets, trios, and soloists have provided inspiration to not only the church membership but to many throughout the community and surrounding area. The adult choir made actual recordings in the 1960’s and the 1970’s, and has traveled to many other churches to provide special music. The choir, which sings at each Sunday worship service, currently has 40 members and is one of the largest choirs in the county. The choir rehearses each Wednesday night following prayer service. The youth/children’s choir had 25 members participate in the 2013 Christmas play and musical.
Special singing services are held on occasion in the church sanctuary. East Sylva invites other church choirs for joint services in addition to hosting groups such as the Inspirations and Imperials.
The Scriptures compel us…to “sing praises to God” and to share together the “psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs” of the church. Through music, we unite our spirits and our minds in acts of worship, celebration, thanksgiving, confession, witness, and proclamation. Whether as a member of the choir or as a part of the congregation, we are all called to “make a joyful sound to the Lord.” We encourage all to come as we join our hearts and voices in worship each Sunday and embody the unity of spirit and purpose to which Christ has called us. There are no auditions or forms. To join our choir all you have to do is sing!
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” Colossians 3:16