There are music opportunities for all age groups and musical tastes at Laurel.

Please contact Music Coordinator Deb Watts Elliott at dwatts@laurelumchurch.org to discuss opportunities for singing and/or instrumental offerings, either solo or as part of a group.

Adult Opportunities

Asbury Bells

Led by Doug Hahn

Adult bell choir that plays during the 9:30am and 10:45am worship services on the fourth Sunday of each month September through May.

Rehearses weekly in person in the Choir Room at Laurel from 6:00-7:00pm on Thursdays.

Laurel’s Chorale

Led by Doug Hahn

A female ensemble that sings for the 9:30am worship service every Sunday September through May.

Rehearses weekly in person in the Choir Room at Laurel at 8:30-9:15am on Sundays.

Chancel Choir

Led by Doug Hahn

A four part adult ensemble which showcases many styles of music, and often presents special concerts including Laurel’s and other local instrumentalists. They sing for the 10:45am service every Sunday September through May.

Rehearses weekly in person in the Choir Room at Laurel at 7:00-8:15pm on Thursdays.

Children & Youth Opportunities

Musical opportunities include vocal and handbell choirs for those in second grade through eighth grade, including beginner instruction. Contact Deb Watts Elliot for information on current programs at dwatts@laurelumchurch.org

Laurel Combos

Vocalists and instrumentalists in junior high, high school, college age and beyond are invited to share the gift of music with the congregation during worship services. Please contact Deb Watts Elliot for opportunities at dwatts@laurelumchurch.org.


Christmas Cantata

Laurel's combined choirs, together with the members of the choir at Christ the King Parish, will present "Love Came Down at Christmas," a cantata written by Joel Raney, orchestrated by Brant Adams and Ed Hogan, and celebrating God's hope, peace, joy, and love for the world. A full orchestra will accompany the choirs, all conducted by Doug Hahn and Linda Younkin. Please join us on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. in the sanctuary at Laurel and/or on Monday, December 12, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at Christ the King Parish, 1930 Barberry Drive, Springfield, Illinois. The cantata includes fresh arrangements of many favorite Christmas carols, as well as newly composed music and  meaningful narration, and we hope will bring the celebration of the birth of the beloved Christ child to your heart.