The Chancel Choir (partially pictured here) is honored to lead weekly Sunday morning worship. The choir is open to adults (church membership is not necessary). There are no auditions for the choir but some ability to read music is helpful. Consider yourself qualified if you've ever sung in a choir before or taken any music lessons.
Singing in a choir is a powerful tool toward a more significant relationship with God, and through worship, a gateway to deeper understanding. For a YouTube clip about the benefits of choral singing from CBS News by Charles Osgood, click here.
The choir rehearses Thursdays at 7:30 pm, September through May under the direction of Tim Evers. Additionally, the Chancel Choir performs three or four major works accompanied by full orchestra annually in concert with the Wayne Oratorio Society. Each choral section of the Chancel Choir is supported by a professional singer.
Rehearsals are Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The choir prepares for Sunday worship in the first hour, and rehearses the oratorio in the second hour after a break.
During the summer, many Chancel Choir members participate in Summer Choir. Summer Choir rehearses at 9:00 a.m. in the music room, and then sings for worship at 10:00. Singers are invited to sing with the choir as their summer schedule permits. The Summer Choir does not wear robes. Singers from the church and community are invited to join in as well without any long term commitment.
Click here for a copy of the Chancel Choir's schedule for 2018 / 2019.