Raise Your Voice to the Lord in Song
The Chancel Choir sings for the 10:30 services from September through June. We practice at church each Wednesday evening from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. We also rehearse on Sunday mornings at 10:05 a.m. in the choir room. This prepares us to sing at the second service each week.
Join the Choir
All are welcome to join the choir. If you have had some musical training in the past, you will have no trouble learning to sing with us. Knowing how to read music is very helpful, but not required. We practice the music 3-5 weeks before we perform it, so the more often you attend, the better you will know the pieces.
In addition to our regular weekly duties, the choir sings once a month at both services. On these occasions, our rehearsal time is moved up to 8:15 a.m. Therefore, we need to “Rise and Shine” to prepare for the early, 9:00 a.m. service.
The Chancel Choir plays a key role in special worship services throughout the liturgical year.
Advent/Christmas – Presentations are shared at both services the Sunday before Christmas and the 10:00 p.m. candlelight service on Christmas Eve.
Maundy Thursday – The choir sings for this special holy week communion service.
Easter – Joyous anthems are shared at all morning services.
Pentecost – Presentation of anthems for the entire congregation.
Summer Music – Ensembles share music for summer worship.
Other Choir Facts
Many of our choir members are involved in, or attend worship at 9:00 a.m. Therefore, we have a tradition of recessing after the children’s moment of the 10:30 a.m. service. Members who have not attended the early service may take seats and worship with the congregation for the remainder of that service.
On Wednesdays, we gather in prayer to share our joys and concerns at the end of the rehearsal.
Baby sitting services can be arranged as needed.