“We are featuring soloists and small ensembles for our in-person worship. We are planning on having the entire Chancel Choir back in the Sanctuary in the fall of 2022. Safety standards will be observed.”
Music is a major part of the life of North Congregational Church. The Church offers many opportunities for adults, youth, and children to become involved in our joyous music program.
- Our Chancel Choir performs during our Sunday worship service and special events.
- Chancel Bells performs on selected Sundays and special events.
- Teen bells comprised of middle and high schoolers who perform choral, bell, and orchestral music on selected Sundays and special events.
- Our Children’s Choir rehearses every Sunday and performs for the congregation on special occasions.
Our Director of Music is Laurie Meeker, the organist is Patricia Butler, the bell choirs are directed by G. Byron Turner, and the children’s choir is directed by Karen Sirovy.
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The Chancel Choir, under the direction of Laurie Meeker, is an exceptional group of about 25 singers, church members, and friends dedicated to bringing music to the North Congregational worship services. Their repertoire, accompanied and a cappella, includes traditional sacred selections, spirituals, contemporary Christian and everything in between. Anyone interested in being part of the Chancel Choir’s musical offering is welcome to join us. Laurie would be happy to hear from you.
Most often the Choir is accompanied by organ or piano, but they have also enjoyed working with large and small professional instrumental ensembles of strings, woodwinds and brass or piano, bass and drums. The volunteer Choir is supplemented by a professional quartet of section leaders who also sing solos on a rotating basis. Our current soloists are Brandy Nicole Adams, soprano; Kayleigh Jardine, mezzo-soprano; Gregory Stinson, tenor; and James Wilking, baritone.
The Chancel Choir sings at Sunday services, September through mid-June, as well as at special services throughout the year. Rehearsals are on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m., prior to the 10:30 a.m. Worship service.
Our Chancel Bell Choir performs periodically at Sunday services and special occasions. The Chancel Bells rehearse on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. Chancel Bells are directed by G. Byron Turner.
It is a special treat when the Children’s Choir shares their music with the congregation. The children practice on Sundays in conjunction with Sunday School classes. They participate in worship several times throughout the year including Halloween (in costume), Heritage Sunday, and the Christmas Pageant.
DURING ONGOING COVID-19 SAFETY AND DISTANCING RESTRICTIONS, WE WILL NOT HAVE LIVE CHORAL MUSIC DURING WORSHIP.