Music

Chancel Choir

DSC02027Roberts Park Chancel Choir has a rich musical history, and continues to offer the gift of music during morning worship at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday from September through June.  The choir also provides a ministry of music for special worship services and concerts.  Performing a wide range of inspiring music under the direction of Jason Fishburn and accompanied by Jerry Franklin Gillooly. Chancel Choir is a highly respected and beloved group in the Roberts Park community.
Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. The Chancel Choir accepts new members on an ongoing basis. Auditions are not necessary to be a part of this choir family, although a love of singing is essential.

Please consider joining our choir family!  We are a warm and welcoming group of people with open hearts and open minds. If you would enjoy sharing your musical gifts, please don’t hesitate to contact our church office at 317-635-1636 or rpoffice@robertsparkumc.org.
Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. ~Henry van Dyke

 

Bell Choir                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
The Roberts Park Bell Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. We have a 4-octave set of Schulmerich handbells, and a 2-octave set of handchimes.  We currently ring three of the octaves with a membership of ten ringers.  We could use an additional two or more ringers!
It is helpful if you are able to read music to participate in the Bell Choir. However, if it’s been awhile since you participated in a musical group, we can color code your music to aid you in remembering your music reading skills. The Bell Choir rings about once a month at the Sunday 10:30 a.m. service, and also for special services.  Rehearsals generally begin in mid-August and run through the end of May.  Feel free to contact our church office at 317-635-1636 or rpoffice@robertsparkumc.org, if you have any questions regarding the Bell Choir.
We welcome you to “give us a ring”!

 

Matthew’s Voices     

Matthew’s Voices was formed in July 2016. We invite people who are marginalized throughout Indianapolis to experience the joy of singing, enjoy companionship and support, and share their voices with the community by singing songs of hope, faith, and love, together. Matthew’s Voices welcomes singers of all abilities to be part of the choir, which rehearses on Sunday afternoons at 1 p.m. in the Roberts Park choir room. Follow us on Facebook  or visit www.matthewsvoices.org for news and updates.

Mission

Matthew’s Voices offers a nurturing musical environment for Indianapolis’ most marginalized residents. 

Organization

The name is inspired by the Gospel of St. Matthew 25: 42 – 45 (New International Version). It reads:

For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me. They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

Matthew’s Voices offers access to, and addresses the need for the arts in populations in our city that often go untouched, unloved, and underserved.

Financial Support

Financial contributions to directly support the choir are welcomed and appreciated. They can be made by mail at Matthew’s Voices, Inc., 401 N. Delaware, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

All are welcome

​We invite those who are experiencing homelessness and those feeling vulnerable to join us and experience the joy of singing.