MINISTRY of MUSIC

 
 

JOIN OUR CHOIR, NO AUDITIONS, JUST COME AND SING. CHOIR REHEARSAL AT 1:00 ON FRIDAYS.

If you have any questions about the music ministry,
contact Ken Goodenberger, Music Director.  
Call 623-584-2280 
 
 
 
 
 
We welcome you to join our Music Ministries at any time!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Music Ministry

God put a new song in my mouth, 

a hymn of praise to our God.
Psalm 40:3

 
Sanctuary Choir If you love to sing – we rehearse on Fridays at 1 pm – 3 pm in the choir room. No Auditions Required
 
Singing Shepherds A smaller group, we rehearse on Wednesdays at 1 pm in the choir room. Click here to learn more.
 
Soloists and Instrumentalists We welcome people as they share their talents in our services.
 
Shepherd’s Bells Hand bells add a special music to some of our worship services.  Shepherd’s Bells rehearses at 10 AM on Fridays starting in September.
 
Miriam Dancers A liturgical dance group that adds beauty and grace to our some of our worship services.
 

 

 To find out more about our Music Ministries please contact: 

Ken Goodenberger Director of Music at music@shepherdofthehills.org 

Praise the God of Resurrection – An Easter Cantata

Composers: Mark Hayes, Lloyd Larson, Joseph M. Martin and Ruth Elaine Schram
 
                                   Easter Cantata
           Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.
            Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
 
   Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Worship Service Only
“WHEN THE WORLD TURNS UPSIDE DOWN”
 

These are the four best selling composers of church music today. They cooperated to create this beautiful Cantata, dividing up the songs. There are two songs by Mark Hayes and two by Lloyd Larson. Joseph M. Martin and Ruth Elaine Schram each contributed one.

As well as original material, this Cantata uses familiar songs, such as “God So Loved the World”, “Go to Dark Gethsemane” and “Hymn to Joy.”

The choir will be accompanied by the fantastic Bill Moore on piano, and a quartet of professional instrumentalists.

 
DO YOU LIKE TO DANCE?
 
THE MIRIAM DANCERS ARE LOOKING FOR A FEW NEW DANCERS. THEY ENHANCE THE WORSHIP SERVICE BY PRESENTING INTERPRETIVE MOVEMENT TO MUSIC. IT IS LOW-IMPACT AND SLOW MOVEMENT. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE CONTACT PEGGY P. AT 623-584-2280
 
Photos From Silent Night Cantata Performance
KEN GOODENBERGER, MUSIC DIRECTOR
“DON’T STOP BELIEVING” T-SHIRT
 
 
 
CHOIR SINGING IN BEARDSLEY PARK AT “A NEW SEASON”
WORSHIP & PICNIC 10/31/21
 
 
 

The Music Department at Shepherd of the Hills Methodist wants to wish you and everyone you love a Happy Thanksgiving! This song: “Thanksgiving (A Medley of Hymns)” arr. by Craig Curry is a festive celebration of that great American holiday. 24 members of our choir joined this Virtual Choir effort! Also, in addition to the amazing talents of our Keyboard Guru, Bill Moore, we were joined by West Valley favorite, Trumpeter Dan Reed!

We would love for you to share this video with friends, family and loved ones as our Thanksgiving gift. Simply click the 3 dots on the top right hand side of the video image, then click “Share”. A YouTube link will appear. Right click that, then choose the “copy link  address” option, then just paste it into an email, or as a Facebook post! Enjoy!

 

 

      Shepherd of the Hills Sanctuary Choir’s second virtual choir performance, Majesty  by Jack W Hayford and arranged by Jack Schrader,was presented to the congregation on the weekend on October 6 & 7, 2020. Over 30 choir members joined in this project. Thanks to Shirley Fiske for video editing. Audio editing by Ken Goodenberger, Music Director.

      On September 6, 2020, the music department of SHUMC presented this song: “Total Praise” by Richard Smallwood during our worship service. This was a labor of love on the part of many, as none of us had any experience with virtual choirs! But with God, all things are possible! Even virtual choirs! Over 20 members of our choir video recorded their parts of this song, and approximately 100 hours went into editing those videos together. (Thanks Shirley Fiske and Ken Goodenberger for editing) We are so grateful to God for His many gifts, and for allowing us to make music together after 6 months of Quarantine! Total Praise, indeed!