Sing In One of Our Choirs!

Gospel Choir

Director: Craig Hopper

United in our Diversity! The Phinney Ridge Community Gospel Choir gathers singers of various musical experience, and ages to celebrate music through the rich tradition of African American religious music. Under the direction of Mr. Craig Hopper, the choir’s heart and harmonies shine through. The Phinney Ridge Gospel Choir is a true ecumenical choir. Anyone is invited to sing as long as they can carry a tune! There are no auditions or dues.

Wednesday evenings beginning September 4, 2019 at 6:20 pm in the Tree of Life Room

Handbell Choir

Director: Beth Ann Bonnecroy

Do you have an interest in ringing handbells?  Come to an  introductory workshop Sat, Sept 14, 10-11am in the sanctuary.  People of middle school age and older are welcome. We will learn about ringing handbells and will practice a piece to ring at the 8:30 service Sept 15. 

Cherub Choir

Director: Evelyn Hartwell

The Cherub Choir is for children in grades K-2. We rehearse weekly from 5:30-6:00 p.m. and prepare to lead worship once a month. Our rehearsals focus on exploring our voices, matching pitch, moving to music, playing rhythm instruments and understanding our congregation’s worship. We learn to sing hymns, responses and anthems that reflect the theme of the scripture lessons.

Choristers

Director: Evelyn Hartwell

The Choristers choir is for children in grades 3-6. We rehearse weekly from 6:30-7:10 p.m. and prepare to lead worship once a month. Our rehearsals focus on healthy vocal production, reading and interpreting music, and understanding our faith through music. We sing hymns, descants, Psalms and anthems that connect to the weekly lectionary. Our rehearsals close with playing handbells, praying by candlelight, or singing in the sanctuary.

Youth Choir

Director: Paul Georgeson

Youth in grades 7th-12th are invited to join the Youth Choir. Alumni often add their voices at festival services and other times throughout the year. The choir rehearses from 5:15-6:00 p.m. most Wednesdays of the school year. These rehearsals focus on bringing great texts and music off the page and into our very lives through ever-developing voices, open hearts, and active minds. In so doing we grow in our understanding of music, ourselves, and our faith, enabling us to offer these gifts at worship. The choir sings at the 8:30 a.m. service about once each month September through May, on Christmas Eve, and during Holy Week.

Chancel Choir

Director: Beth Ann Bonnecroy

Chancel Choir is for adult singers who enjoy leading in worship with the classic music of the church. Choral masterpieces from the Baroque to the present, as well as Psalms, hymns, Spirituals and world music are part of the Chancel Choir repertoire. The Chancel Choir leads congregational song and sings an offertory anthem for 11:00 a.m. worship most weeks, and rehearses Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00 p.m., September through May. Previous choir or music-reading experience is helpful but not required. Practices begin September 4. New singers are welcome at any point in the year.

ONE-TIME CHOIR SEPT 8

All interested singers, 7th grade and older, are invited to form a choir for worship Sept 8.  You may sing for the 8:30 service or for both 8:30 and 10:00.  Just show up for rehearsal in the choir room at 8:00 on Sept 8.