Summer Institute has a choir open to all that rehearses in the afternoon and enhances morning worship.

Children's Choir

We love to get the youngest among us immersed in the music of Summer Institute from a very early age! All children are invited to spend time with the children’s choir daily learning and rehearsing songs that will be performed for the community at our closing ceremony.

Folk Orchestra

folk (fok) n. 1.An ethnic group, as a tribe or nation. orchestra (or ki stra) n. 1. A large group of musicians performing together on various instruments. The SI tribe of instrumental musicians will gather in the afternoon to make ready some sounds supportive of adult vespers services (and maybe a morning worship service as well).

Suggested for tribal participation:

  1. having an instrument
  2. playing of aforementioned instrument
  3. music reading ability about middle school level. Leader (hereafter known as “mediator”) will really, really try to keep music in the F-C-G neighborhood.

Small Ensembles

Connect with one or more others who like to perform the kind of music you enjoy, put a group together, and perform for concerts on Thursday and/or Friday nights. 

 Then you rehearse on your own schedule with your group. If you don’t know others who play instruments needed for your ensemble, we’ll help you find others who might like your idea and a new SI music group is born! Music can vary from jazz to folk or classical, or anything in-between. Pieces are generally about 3 minutes long. Programs are finalized Wednesday evening.

Sacred Song Circle

A cappella singing is a popular activity many afternoons as participants gather together in a acoustically-friendly area to sing together.

Contra Dance

Some years there is a chance to dance to old-time music. No partner or experience necessary. Contra dance is aerobic and social.

Hymn Sing

Every evening, everyone interested gets together with others who love to sing, and all sing their favorite hymns. It’s a lot of fun, even if some people are a little hoarse at the pub or the next morning at breakfast.