Dr. Monica Dekle, Director
Singing a wide variety of music from early plainsong to traditional and contemporary classics, our principal 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. All of the members of the 50-voice volunteer ensemble are music readers, and several have advanced degrees in music. They often perform major choral works with orchestra. Most recently, they performed Bach’s magnum opus, the Mass in B Minor, with 21-piece orchestra in our church to celebrate Wesley’s 150th anniversary. 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. They recently toured Paris and sang noon prayer at Notre Dame Cathedral, and they also toured Germany and sang noon prayer at Cologne Cathedral as well as Bach’s Church in Leipzig, the Thomaskirche.
Rehearsal: Wednesday, 7:15 – 9:00 PM, Choir Room, 4th floor.
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.