Music at Siesta Key Chapel
"I will sing with the Spirit and with the understanding also." (I Corinthians 15:15)
Our Music Director/Organist, Cynthia Roberts-Greene, recently celebrated her fifteen-year anniversary at Siesta Key Chapel.
Cynthia has been a well-established musician in the Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice area for many years, and she has composed special music for the Chapel on numerous occasions; most recently our benediction response, "We Leave Surrounded by Beauty."
She has concertized throughout the West Coast of Florida as organist, singer, conductor, arranger, and composer. She earned her Master of Music Degree in organ from the Eastman School of Music, where she was a student of late organist and well-known scholar, Russell Saunders.
While a high school student, she studied locally with organists Franz Engle and Ann Stephenson-Moe. She has also served as Music Director and Organist at Temple Emanu-El, Reform since 1996.
The Chapel Choir
Our music ministry at Siesta Key Chapel offers a variety of musical expression. The music at the Chapel ranges from classical to modern and is enhanced by the organ, although we offer many modern arrangements with piano, guitar and other instruments as well. We welcome any instrumentalists within our congregation to participate in our worship experience!
Our Chapel Adult Choir provides the music for our regular Sunday worship service each week as well as for other special services throughout the season, including Taizé services. The Chapel Choir is comprised of adults and teens who have previously sung in choirs, as well as those who have not. Our choir is a welcoming group, and we enjoy our weekly fellowship together as a vibrant, expanding ministry. The choir reaches out through song to lift up and glorify God. It is in this ministry that we "pray twice" through our singing.
We maintain a balance between work and fun at our rehearsals as we strive to make our musical expression one of excellence.The Chapel Choir rehearses on Wednesdays each week at 7 p.m. in the music room during the season, from September following Labor Day until the end of May.Our special concerts/services include our annual Lessons and Carols service in December and our Palm Sunday Cantata/presentation with narration. During the summer months the choir rehearses each first Sunday of the month at 9:15 a.m. and sings for the 10:00 worship service. We welcome any new voices into our group!
Choir members from Left to Right
Alan Shoop, Ruth Ulrich, Scott Duink, Bernice Stone, John Sorbo, Cynthia Roberts-Greene, Barbara Stephenson, Carol Sandrock, Jean Eich, Maggie Veeneman, Karen Hastings, Rev. Margaret Towner, Mickey Shoop
The Chapel Ringers English Handbell group rehearses each Monday through the season at 6 p.m. in the Music Room.
The Chapel Ringers welcome any new members to our group, experienced or not. We maintain a balance between work and fun at our rehearsals as we aspire to make our musical expression one of excellence.
This ensemble offers the music for worship services once a month during the season. The Chapel owns a five octave set of Schulmerich handbells as well as two octaves of Malmark Choirchimes.
TAIZÉ Music at the Chapel
The Chapel Taizé Choir sings the chant for Taizé services in season. Taizé is a style of worship service that originated in France during WWII and it is still popular throughout Europe and in many different denominations throughout the United States. It is a type of contemplative service that incorporates scripture, prayer, Taizé chant, candles, and silence.
Siesta Key Chapel Arts Series
The Chapel Arts series has been offering high quality music to the Sarasota Community at large since 2005. Our concerts range from classical to jazz to folk. Some of our past concerts include Jazz Juvenocracy, the Russian Duo, Harpist Cheryl Losey and the Jacobites Pipe and Drum Band.
For more information on the next Chapel Arts Series please click here.