The Chapel and Chancel Choirs combine for special events throughout the year such as Festival of Carols, major choral works at Easter, and other large musical events. Our September Songs event has featured special guest composers including Allen Pote, Randall Stroope, Andre Thomas, Howard Helvey, Laura Farnell, Earlene Rentz, Ken Medema and Mark Hayes.
The adult choirs have presented major works including Faure’s Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light, Durufle’s Requiem, John Rutter’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and Dubois’ Seven Last Words of Christ, Mark Hayes’ Requiem, and Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living.
In 2006, members from the Chancel Choir toured England and Scotland, singing at St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, Dornoch Cathedral in the Scottish Highlands, and First Methodist Church of Inverness, Scotland. In 2012, members of the Chancel Choir toured Italy where they sang at the Vatican and participated in the Rome Choral Festival.
In June 2008, members of our Adult Music Ministry sang in a concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City, along with other United Methodist Church choirs from the area. In 2012, members of the Chancel Choir performed in the debut performance of Requiem by Mark Hayes in New York City's Avery Fischer Hall.
For information about connecting with one of our adult choirs, please contact Patricia Neighbors, Director of Music & Worship, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chancel Choir sings at the 11 a.m. worship service each week. This group is open to anyone who enjoys singing music of a wide variety of styles. No audition is required. Child care is provided.
Patricia Neighbors, Director
Rehearsal: Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Choir Room
The Chapel Choir sings at the 8:30 a.m. worship service twice a month, meeting September through May. This group is open to all adults. No audition is required. Child care is available.
Debby Barkey, Director
Rehearsal: Mondays, 7-7:45 p.m., Choir Room