I started off singing in church as a child. The sound of voices coming together, that was my first moment of touching something outside of myself. –Florence Welch
Singing is one of the most beautiful, natural and universal forms of human expression. Feeling your voice rise from within you, blending with others, feeling the harmonies and vibrations, is a wonderful way to experience being a part of something greater than oneself. Our wish is for everyone to experience the profound joy of group singing!
Our non-auditioned, traditional SATB choir of about 20-25 people sings at most services and is open to all. We sing a large variety of music: classical, folk, gospel, musical theater, world music, songs from the contemporary community singing tradition, and more. Most members have some music reading ability, but it is not a requirement to join, and support with music reading is available . We strive to present a wide variety of difficulty levels, sometimes singing music that allows us to rest in beautiful melodies and simple harmonies, and sometimes singing music that pushes us to our capacity. The process of rehearsing –listening to each other, learning difficult passages, striving to come together—is as important as presenting offerings to the congregation on Sundays. While we work hard during rehearsals, they are also welcoming, caring spaces.
Rehearsals are Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:15 PM in the sanctuary. We also have a short rehearsal each Sunday morning before the service. If you are interested in joining or have questions about whether choir will be a good fit for you, please get in touch!
However, We understand that the traditional choral model does not suit everyone due to schedule constraints, personal preferences, perceived lack of skills, or other reasons. Thus we also look to find different ways to engage the congregation in group singing.
With the lifting of the Covid emergency, the choir no longer has a vaccination requirement. However, since singing is a known high-risk activity, we highly encourage choir members to stay up to date on their vaccines.