Music & Arts

Sharing God’s creative gifts

Music and Arts is significant in the life of the church. It is powerful, engaging and inspiring and creates meaningful experiences that connect people closer to God and to each other. At Shandon you’ll find a dynamic music and arts ministry for all ages offering lots of ways to experience music and to be involved through the arts.

For more information about Music and Arts, contact Rev. Eddie Huss, Minister of Music at ehuss@shandon-umc.org or Debbie Bauer, Music Associate and Organist at dbauer@shandon-umc.org.

Broadway Show Tunes Concert

Everyone is invited to our “Broadway Show Tunes” concert on Sunday, October 9, in the Dunn Smith courtyard at 6pm.  Our vocalists, Matthew Chesnutt, Bruce Isley, AnaPlayer Murray, Lindsay Anne McCall, Owen Connolly, and Anna Flynn will sing some of your favorite show tunes, and more!  This event is co-sponsored by our Older Adult Ministries.

Columbia Choral Society Concert

The Columbia Choral Society will present a concert in our Sanctuary on Sunday, October 30 at 4:00 p.m.  The concert will feature the  Johannes Brahms “Liebeslieder Waltzes,”  with Allison Hillbush and Eddie Huss, piano.  The Choir is conducted by Dr. Elizabeth Mears.  This concert is free and everyone is invited to attend.

All Saints Sunday Concert

Combined choirs from Shandon UMC, Trenholm Road UMC, Washington Street UMC, Cayce UMC, and Main Street UMC will be presenting “Requiem” by Gabriel Faure, on Sunday, 4:00 p.m., in our Sanctuary.  Nicholas Shumate will conduct with Debbie Bauer, organist.  Soloists are, Anna Flynn, Kyle Collins, and Craig Coelho.  The names of  church members who have died since All Saints Sunday, 2021, will be listed in the program.

Calling For Visual Artists

Calling all Visual Artists who are members of Shandon: help us Build the Body of Christ through God’s Creative Gifts! The Visual Arts Council is creating of roster of all visual artists to increase the use of the visual arts in how we serve, worship and share our faith. Please take a moment to complete the form and share your gifts with the church:  Click here to register. 

Music & Arts Events

Oct
5th

Schedule Photos – Church Photo Directory

Schedule Photos – Church Photo Directory

church code: sc261 and the password: photos

Shandon UMC will begin hosting photoshoots for our upcoming hard-copy and digital directory. The dates are October 5-8 and October 18–22. For a complete listing of times and to sign-up, please visit https://ucdir.com/schedule/login.php and use church code: sc261 and the password: photos

More info

Oct
9th

Broadway Showtunes & More

Broadway Showtunes & More

Dunn-Smith Courtyard | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

On Sunday, October 9, 6:00–7:00 p.m., bring a lawn chair and join us for this outdoor concert to enjoy some of your favorite Broadway hits. Our vocalists, Matthew Chesnutt, Bruce Isley, AnaPlayer Murray, Lindsay Anne McCall, Owen Connolly, and Anna Flynn will sing some of your favorite show tunes, and more! This event is sponsored by the Older Adult Ministries and Music & Arts Ministry.

The show will be held in the courtyard between the DuBose and Dunn-Smith Buildings. Everyone is invited to attend. Light refreshments will be provided by our Connections Ministry. The concert will be live-streamed and can be viewed at: shandon-umc.org/live.

More info

Nov
6th

All Saints Sunday Concert – “Requiem” by Gabriel Fauré

All Saints Sunday Concert – “Requiem” by Gabriel Fauré

Sanctuary | 4:00 p.m.

Join us for an All Saints Sunday Concert by the combined choirs of Shandon UMC, Washington Street UMC, Trenholm Road UMC, and Main Street UMC on Sunday, November the 6 at 4:00 p.m. The Concert will feature Gabriel Faure’s Requiem performed in the Sanctuary of the Shandon UMC located at 3407 Devine Street.  Nicholas Shumate will conduct the choirs and Debbie Bauer will assist at the organ.  This program will be presented in memory of church members who have died since last All Saints Sunday.  Everyone is invited to attend.

More info

All choirs and ensembles are open to anyone who would like to share their talents and time building the body of Christ through the arts. No auditions are required, just a commitment to serve.

Shandon’s children’s choirs introduce children to the wonderful world of expressing their faith through music. The choirs sing at various services and special events. Children’s choirs rehearse Wednesday evenings, September-April:     

  • Cherub Choir – k4-1st grade. Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 6:00-6:30 p.m.
  • St. Nicholas Choir – grades 2-6. Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 6:00-6:45 p.m.

The Chancel Choir performs a variety of music including classical, traditional, hymns and spirituals. The choir sings in worship weekly and performs with orchestra several times a year. The Chancel Choir has performed at outside events such as the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC. Rehearsals are each Wednesday from 7:15-8:30 p.m., late August-June.

The Celebration Choir performs a variety of music including contemporary and spirituals. The choir sings in 8:45 a.m. worship on the second Sunday of the month. The choir also provides seasonal and holiday music events. Rehearsals are twice a month, every other Wednesday from 6:00-7:00 p.m., September-June.

Shandon’s adult handbell ensemble rings for various worship services late August-May and occasionally for special services. They also participate in the SC Fellowship Bell Festival.

The ringers rehearse Mondays from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

In Shandon’s Youth Music Group, teens share their creative gifts and express their faith through music. The group is open to all 6th-12th graders interested in music, both singing and instrumental. They perform during various worship services and for special programs and events. Rehearsals are Sundays from 4:15-5:00 p.m.

Shandon’s LifeLine Band leads the 11:05 a.m. LifeLine worship service with contemporary Christian praise and worship songs. The band, of both volunteers and professionals, plays each Sunday morning and for special events and includes keyboards, drums, guitars, bass and vocalists. Non-musical volunteers are welcome to help with set-up and break-down of equipment.

A variety of beautiful and inspiring musical presentations are performed at various times throughout the year by Shandon’s Chancel Choir with soloists as well as performances by the Youth Music Group, Children’s Choirs, orchestra, and musical guests.

Hanging of the Greens

A moving service filled with Christian symbolism, glorious decorations and beautiful music of the Christmas season presented by the Celebration Choir and Wesley Ringers. Hanging of the Greens marks the beginning of the Advent Season through placing ivy, cedar, mistletoe and holly and is designed to help us prepare our hearts to welcome the Christ Child at Christmas.

Eddie Huss & Friends Benefit Concert

A musical Christmas program filled with beautiful music by a variety of performers and benefitting an outreach nonprofit organization.

Faith and Freedom

An annual patriotic musical celebration held on the Sunday prior to July 4. The celebration features a barbeque lunch and lots of fellowship with family and old and new friends. 

Music and Arts sponsors a variety of arts events and projects to discover God’s presence through sharing artistic creativity. These projects include numerous pieces of commissioned art and worship items located throughout the Shandon campus including stained glass, painted and fabric art pieces, wind sculptures and more. They also feature live-painting during special worship services and rotating art exhibits in the Gallery by a variety of artists. The Gallery is located in the Bruner Building, second floor.