All are welcome to join the Chancel Choir! The Choir sings almost every Sunday, September through June serving as the primary vocal music leadership for our Traditions worship services, 10:45 a.m. Chancel Choir is a welcoming community of adult singers who have the desire, interest and time for learning, rehearsing and singing everything from the simple and beautiful, to more challenging pieces of choral literature. As one choir member put it, we “sing everything from Palestrina to Rutter.”
Chancel Choir rehearses most Wednesdays 7:15 – 9:15 p.m., and gathers to prepare for Sunday worship with warm up rehearsal and prayer at 9:30 a.m.
In addition to motets, anthems, spirituals and hymns prepared for worship, the Chancel Choir regularly prepares and performs large scale choral-orchestral works with the Wayzata Symphony Orchestra, sometimes for presentation in worship, sometimes in concert. Recent collaborations include Rutter and Mozart Requiems, and Bach St. John Passion. Our collaboration and partnership with WCC orchestra-in-residence is an amazing, wonderful and unique opportunity for Chancel Choir members.
Thomas Paulson, Director
Kraig Windschitl, Accompanist
To join or more information TPaulson@wayzatacommunitychurch.org or 952-473-8877
Here are some performances by the Chancel Choir:
In The Beginning – Rosephanye Powell
Wana Baracka – arr. Shawn Kirchner
CHANCEL CHOIR PARTICIPATION
CHANCEL CHOIR is a welcoming community of adult singers who have the desire, interest and time to learn, rehearse and sing a broad variety of sacred repertoire. A one choir member put it, “We sing everything from Palestrina to Rutter.”
Volunteer members are the heart and soul of the choir. Their musical leadership enables the congregation to grow in their faith through God’s gift of music. As they share their musical gifts with the congregation they give back to God for God’s many blessings. Before joining volunteer singers meet with the director so that he can get to know them individually. In this way he can better lead the choir.
Section leaders are auditioned each August for a 10 month contract. Positions require excellent sight-reading skills and musicianship, and a servant-leadership spirit. In addition to leading their section, they regularly solo including collaborations with Wayzata Symphony, and sing as an ensemble.
CHANCEL CHOIR 2016-2017
Wayzata Community Church
Sunday Worship at 10:45 unless noted
Wednesday Rehearsals 7:15-8:45 Full Choir, 8:45-915 ensemble
Sunday May 7
Sunday May 14
Sunday May 21
Sunday May 28
Sunday June 4
Sunday June 11