Music has the power to stir our souls and open our hearts to God. At WCC music is integrated into the worship service to complement and elevate the liturgical message. WCC offers many opportunities to participate in musical worship.
The chancel choir is composed of singers with previous choral experience who enjoy the challenge of singing a wide variety of church music. The repertoire includes many genres and styles. Sacred choral works of master composers, music from the spiritual and gospel tradition as well as that of living composers are sung in our worship services. Chancel Choir rehearses on Thursdays, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
In addition to singing during the majority of the Sundays during the church year, the chancel choir performs a full-length choral work during the annual Music Sunday Service. The chancel choir has most recently performed Robert Ray’s, A Gospel Mass, Franz Schubert’s Mass in B-flat, Carol Barnett’s The World Beloved – A Bluegrass Mass, and Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna. For more information on the Chancel Choir, contact the choir director, Robert Harris.
The WCC Singers is comprised of youth and adults who wish to engage in a more informal musical worship, singing contemporary service music approximately monthly during the church year. The WCC Singers rehearse Sundays from 11:30 a.m. – noon.
The Bell Choir, composed of both high schoolers and adults, offers the opportunity to worship through music outside of a choral setting. Bell Choir rehearses Thursdays from 6:30 p.m.– 7:15 p.m.
WCC offers music programs for children beginning at age 4. The Cherub Choir introduces children ages 4 to 2nd grade to the join of singing and performing. The Alleluia singers, for children in grades 3 to 6, further develops the children’s interest in the gift of music. The children’s choirs rehearse on Sundays in the afternoon.
For more information on the WCC Singers, Bell Choir and children’s choirs, contact Elaine Clemens.
To learn more about Dr. Robert Harris and Elaine Clemens, see their bios here.