Church Music with Cynthia Shelhart

Easter 2018 at St. John's United Church. Photo © Jackson Pearson

Easter 2018 at St. John's United Church. Photo © Jackson Pearson

In addition to my musical life as a harpist and singer, I am also a church musician. I serve as Director of Music at St. John's United Church (UCC/PCUSA) in my hometown of Chesterton, Indiana. I direct two adult ensembles: Chancel Choir (18-member vocal choir) and Jubellation Ringers (2-octave handbell choir). This page is a place for me to share my church music activities and photos via my second blog, Cindy at Church. Enjoy!

Cindy at Church

A new blog!

Something new for the summer... a new blog! For the past 12 years, I’ve served as the (part-time) Director of Music at St. John’s United Church, a UCC/PCUSA church in my hometown of Chesterton IN. I’ve decided to share…

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Kleppe Wedding (private event)

Sand Creek Country Club, Chesterton IN


Moore Wedding (private event)

Chateau Banquets, Merrillville IN


Housing Opportunities Gala (private event)

Blue Chip Casino, Michigan City IN


Fields Wedding (private event)

Aberdeen Manor Ballroom & Event Center, Valparaiso IN


University of Chicago Early Music Ensemble

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Bond Chapel, 1050 E 59th St, Chicago IL 60637

As a member of the Early Music Ensemble, Cynthia sings and plays continuo on this early music bouquet from France featuring pieces by Mouton, Sermisy, Arcadelt, Janequin, and others for voices, viols, guitar, harpsichord, and winds. Admission free.


Kristevski Wedding (private event)

Aberdeen Manor, Valparaiso IN

Private event.


U of C Early Music Ensemble Tea Time Concert

Fulton Recital Hall, 5845 S Ellis Ave, Chicago IL 60637

Cynthia sings soprano with the University of Chicago Early Music Ensemble. Concert is free and open to the public, in Fulton Recital Hall (fourth floor of Goodspeed Hall). Complimentary tea and cookies are served in the Fulton Hall lobby at 4:15pm and the concert begins promptly at 4:30pm.


Benedict Wedding (private event)

Aberdeen Manor, Valparaiso IN

Private event.