Chancel Choir

In this time of uncertainty, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many changes upon us all.  The many fears associated with the Coronavirus has virtually halted singing to a very minimal level.  Because of the safety concerns regarding group vocal singing, choirs of every type have had to silence their songs temporarily.

The Chancel Choir is under the direction of:  Victor Fields, Dean, York Chapter, American Guild of Organist …See Biography.   Victor is looking forward to working to continue the outstanding music ministry at St. Paul’s and with the many talented people who help to keep music alive.

The job responsibility as Choir Director has changed and we are seeking and developing different approaches to sharing congregational and choral songs.  Plans are underway to have a variety of musical offerings to replace what was our normal mode of singing hymnody, psalm singing, choral anthems and solos and instrumental music whether it be with the handbell choir or the children singing and playing instruments.

This Fall, our worship and music ministry will evolve out of this need to make music in a safe environment while maintaining physical distancing and all the necessary precautions to allow us to worship safely.  Together, we will grow and learn as children of our loving Father.

The Chancel choir  is comprised of members of the congregation.  Anyone is invited to sing in the choir.  Most of the choir members do read music but that is not mandatory.  A love of singing and making music for the Lord is the heart and soul of the choir.  The Choir also helps with chanting and singing Psalms as well as providing leadership for singing the liturgical music settings sung throughout the service.  Members of the choir also are called to sing solos and duets, etc. in worship and offer their talents by playing instrumental solos and sometimes provide instrumental support for worship.

 

 

CANTORS WANTED – St. Paul’s is always looking for cantors to sing at the 10:30 a.m. liturgy.  Cantors will be responsible for singing parts of the Liturgy to include the Kyrie and Gloria as well as leading Psalm singing.  Please contact Victor Fields at vfields.stpaulsyork@comcast.net if you have any questions.