Adult Choirs

Wesley Monumental is known throughout the city for its beautiful music.  Come and worship God through singing in the Chancel Choir or by playing handbells.  Admission to either choir is at the discretion of the director.

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Chancel Choir

Dr. Monica Harper, Director

Singing a wide variety of music from early plainsong to traditional and contemporary classics, our principal worship choir sings at the 11:00 Sunday morning service (both services on Easter), as well as Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Christmas Eve Candlelight Service and other special occasions, as needed. Most of the members of the 45-voice volunteer ensemble are music-readers, and several have advanced degrees in music. They often perform major choral works with orchestral accompaniment. In recent years, the Chancel Choir has toured England, Scotland, Austria and the Czech Republic, and was featured in two episodes of the BBC’s weekly television series, “Songs of Praise,” in commemoration of the 300th anniversary of Charles Wesley’s birth. In Summer 2013 the choir toured France and sang concerts in Paris at Saint Sulpice, Notre Dame Cathedral, and La Madeleine. They also sang concerts at Orelans Cathedral and Chenonceau Palace in the Loire Valley.  In summer of 2016, the Wesley Choir will travel to Germany to sing concerts at Cologne Cathedral, Berlin Cathedral, and St. Thomas Church in Leipzig.   Rehearsal: Wednesday, 7:15 – 9:00 P.M., Choir Room, 4th floor

Handbell Choir

Raymond Patricio, Director

Under the direction of Raymond Patricio and performing on a five-octave set of Malmark Handbells, the choir performs simple to moderately difficult music for worship and other special occasions.  For more information and for rehearsal times, contact the church office to obtain Raymond Patricio’s information.