The Summer Institute of Church Music – SICM – is Canada’s intensive week-long residential summer retreat and study program for the musicians of churches. Grounded in the creative and inspired use of organ and choir in worship, it seeks to celebrate and extend exciting and new horizons in church music, committed always to helping its members and their churches maintain the highest standards possible.
Since 1970, the SICM has welcomed students from all denominations and levels of ability and the foremost figures in Church Music as faculty for a week of study, community, and discernment in church music. It was the first and remains Canada’s only annual summer program in church music.
Do you enjoy singing and learning new music?
For each session, the Summer Institute of Church Music invites singers to join in its chorister program. Over the course of a week, under the direction of the distinguished choral instructor of the session, you will have the opportunity to learn many pieces of music, ranging from Palestrina and Purcell to newer composers such as Fettke, Enns, Chilcott and Sirett.
Rehearsals begin Sunday afternoon and evening, then again Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, leading up to our concert on Thursday evening at St. George’s Memorial Anglican Church in Oshawa.