The Chancel Choir Rehearsals are @ 7:30 p.m. in the Music Room. We have a few new singers and many returning singers but are still in need of female singers! Won’t you consider singing with us!
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 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.
Join the Chancel Choir!
“Joy, sorrow, tears, lamentation, laughter—to all these music gives voice, but in such a way that we are transported from the world of unrest to a world of peace, and see reality in a new way, as if we were sitting by a mountain lake and contemplating hills and woods and clouds in the tranquil and fathomless water.”
—Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)
It is hard to believe that the lazy days of summer are ending. I am excited to begin my tenth year at St. Paul’s, and I look forward to another year of collaboration with the choir, staff, and congregation of this thriving community. We have had a rich summer of music at the church, and I want to thank all the guest organists and musicians who shared their time and talents.
Top 10 Reasons for Joining the Chancel Choir
1. We laugh a lot. Really.
2. We share a love of music.
3. We care about each other
4. Even if you are rusty or have been away for a long time, you are welcome!
5. We pray together.
6. We laugh a lot. Really. (And often at me).
7. We are diverse in our abilities and respect one another.
8. We express our faith through the preparation and sharing of music.
9. We honor the worship service and enjoy the privilege of participating.
10. We laugh a lot. Really. God hears our prayers and smiles with us.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me either by email firstname.lastname@example.org or cell 717-858-4982. Remember, you can also leave a message for me at the church, 717-843-8155, Ext. 105. I look forward to seeing you and wish you blessings as we re-gather in God’s name for another exciting church year.—Victor Fields, Organist and Choir Director
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 email@example.com if you have any questions.
Chancel Choir – Volunteers needed! Victor is looking for any volunteers to help with the job of transferring our music library files into our new music storage system. There are 4 file cabinets of music that need to be transferred into the new storage units. Assistance is needed with transferring 500+ choral music boxes from the 2nd floor storage area to the music room using a library cart. Absolutely NO heavy lifting required. Volunteers can work when they want to during regular church office hours or even on Sundays after services. Contact Victor at: firstname.lastname@example.org or at the church office if you would like to lend a hand or two!