- The Herman L. Scharpf Memorial Choir (Chancel Choir; for ages 14 and older)
- The Handbell Choir (4 octaves of Schulmerick bells; for ages 14 and older)
- The Mary Kay Kennedy Chorale
- The Robert E. Harper Men's Chorus
The choir program runs from the second week in September through the second week of June. In addition, the Chancel Choir sings informally on the last Sunday of each month during the summer, a good opportunity for trying it out!
Added music is provided by instrumentalists, soloists and small groups.
Bryan Sable graduated cum laude with a BA in Music Education from West Liberty State College where he studied piano with David Zapka and composition with Dr. Kenneth Mahy. Sable also holds a M.Ed. in Administration, K-12, from California University of Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Professional Core of The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh for four years, and served as Assistant Conductor of the Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh for five years. Sable is an active recitalist and guest conductor in South Western PA, Northern WV, and Eastern Ohio.
Sable serves as a faculty member at City Charter High School, a highly successful urban charter school in the Cultural District of downtown Pittsburgh. There, he teaches Introduction to Music, World Music Drumming, Guitar, Piano, and Chorus. Prior to working at City Charter High School, he served Ohio County Schools in Wheeling, WV, as an elementary and middle school music teacher at Wheeling Middle School, Steenrod Elementary School, and West Liberty Elementary School.
Bryan is Vice President of Voces Solis Pittsburgh's premier vocal chamber ensemble. He has been a featured bass soloist with Voces Solis, and serves as one of the co-conductors of the group.
Sable has served as Music Director at Christ United Methodist Church, Wheeling, and as Music Assistant at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Mt. Lebanon, where he conducted the Bell Choir, Youth Praise Band, and the Canterbury Choir. Bryan was a finalist in the 2014 University of Michigan Organ Improvisation competition, and is so happy to be serving Coraopolis United Methodist Church!
At both Christmas and Easter, the Chancel Choir presents a cantata, often incorporating percussion and other instruments.
The church has a fine two Manuel, 28 rank, Austin pipe organ and a magnificent Boston grand piano.
Throughout the year, Coraopolis United Methodist Church hosts many other musical events. Some evening programs form our "light music nights," celebrating the lighter styles of both sacred and secular music.
During Lent, the church hosts a recital series which features both local musicians and national/international performers.
The choirs regularly participate in community activities, often at local senior citizen residences and
Thank you so much for your interest in Music Ministry at CUMC. I look forward to speaking with you soon!
Choir Fun Photos!
Please join us on Nov. 7 at 7:00 PM for an unforgettable recital featuring Danielle Pastin, Soprano. Danielle will be joined by our Music Director, Bryan Sable, and her father, Dr. John Pastin as they present a recital of JAZZ songs inspired by Opera! What else can you ask for?
This recital is open to the public. A donation plate will be provided for in-person guests. Virtual a…Read More »
We are so thrilled to welcome back Shantanique J. Moore to our sanctuary! Shantanique is an incredible musician, currently in Pittsburgh thanks to the PSO. This recital will be our first IN PERSON recital of our series. A donation plate will be placed in the sanctuary. Online viewers may support by clicking on www.coraopolisumc.org/give and selecting "Music" from the drop-down me…Read More »
From time-to-time, the Music Department sponsors a Travelogue featuring stories and photos of someone's vacation. A Pot luck dinner begins at 6 PM, with the program beginning around 6:45. Free-will offering to benefit the church music program is collected.
If you haven't yet been to a Travelogue, these are a GREAT way to become acquainted with places in the world that you may ne…Read More »