"The covenant people have always used the gift of song to offer prayer... To lead the congregation in the singing of prayer is a primary role of the choir and other musicians. They also may pray on behalf of the congregation. Music as prayer is to be a worthy offering to God on behalf of the people." - Book of Order, Presbyterian Church (USA)
THE CHANCEL CHOIR
The Chancel Choir, a primarily volunteer organization with a small number of professional soloists at its core, leads the music for 10:30 worship each Sunday, excepting six weeks in the summer. In addition, the ensemble performs at special services, including Gospel Music Sunday and SCAPC's annual Broadway Night. At least twice a year, Sunday morning worship centers on a choral masterwork with orchestral accompaniment. Not particularly shy nor retiring, the Chancel Choir is one of the most social and welcoming groups one could hope to meet. We work hard to bring quality music to the worship experience, but believe in having fun during the process.
THE CHANCEL RINGERS
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On Palm Sunday, March 24, during the 10:30 A.M. worship service, the Chancel Choir offers its annual Palm Sunday performance, accompanied by full orchestra. This annual event is one of the highlights of the church's Christmas celebration. The centerpiece of this year's performance will the Mack Wilberg Requiem.
Wednesday evening rehearsals run from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. We also meet at 9:30 on Sunday mornings to prepare for the 10:30 worship service. Additionally, two Saturday rehearsals are held in preparation for the special events on Palm Sunday and the Sunday before Christmas.
To schedule an informal (painless!) audition, e-mail Director of Music Steven Blackmon
or call (504) 897-0101 x125. We are always delighted to welcome new singers into the fold.