Above: Fauntleroy Chancel Choir, Sunday, June 12, 2016. Ben Ackers, photography

Welcome to the Fauntleroy UCC Chancel Choir's Weekly Update Page

Updated Monday, May 22, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Welcome, Choristers!

Our next rehearsal is Thursday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Here are audio files for "In Meeting We Are Blessed" (Mother's Day) to help you learn parts.

Choir SATB

Soprano 1

Soprano 2

Alto

Tenor

Baritone-Bass


Choir News


Questions?

New members are warmly welcomed. This is a non-audition choir with singers of all levels, from beginners to professional level vocalists and instrumentalists.

Contact Bronwyn Edwards, Music Director, Fauntleroy Church UCC

Email: bron@sirensongweb.com

Phone: 206-255-4590

--- Bronwyn Edwards, Music Director


THIS WEEK AT FAUNTLEROY CHURCH


Sunday, May 28, 2017

Introit: Gather Us In

Anthem: "Upon This Rock" by Pepper Choplin
Kevin Finney, soloist

Choir attire: STOLES


NEW to singing in a choir and/or reading music?

Here is a YouTube video introduction to understanding the basics of reading notes and rhythm which you may find helpful. Created by Tim Hansen, I think it's a great explanation for a beginner about the nuts and bolts of music. Enjoy!


Everything you wanted to know about music theory - ONLINE and FREE at sonicfit.com

Visit this link for lessons on note-reading, theory of music, complete with exercises to help you improve your skills.

http://sonicfit.com/index.php?page=infoHome

Try to work through these lessons and exercises a little each week and it will make a big difference to your choir experience!

Remember, becoming a good sight reader of music requires a little practice every day!


Please refer to this list to check on anthems still in your folder that have already been sung, and should be turned in. If you see any anthems in your folders that we have already sung, please return them to me at rehearsals. This will help us to keep the music organized.

May 28, 2017
Introit: Gather Us In
Anthem: "Upon this Rock" by Pepper Choplin
Kevin Finney, soloist

June 4, 2017
Introit: TBA
Anthem: "Prayer" by Rene Clausen

June 11, 2017 (MUSIC SUNDAY)

August 6, 2017 (BLUES SUNDAY)
Anthem: "Lord Have Mercy" by Pepper Choplin


ANTHEM ARCHIVES for choral year 2016-2017:

(I will list our anthems as we have sung them each week.)

**Music Sunday 2017 possible choices

September 11, 2016:
Introit: "Be Still"
Anthem: "Get on Board, Little Children" by Larry Shackley

September 18, 2016 (MUSIC SUNDAY):
Introit: "Be Still"
Anthems: "All Praise to Thee" by Elaine Hagenberg
"Oh, Children, Come" by Keith and Kristin Getty
"Mary, Did You Know?" by Mark Lowry and Buddy Green, arr. Courtney
"Brightest and Best" arr. Shawn Kirchner
"Turn, Turn, Turn" arr. Bronwyn Edwards
"Dance Alleluia" by Arnold Freed
Women's Ensemble
"Nothin' Gonna Stumble My Feet" by Greg Gilpin

September 25, 2016
Introit: "Come all you People"
Anthem: "Everlovin' Baby" - arranged by Bron

October 2, 2016
Crop Walk Sunday
Introit: "Come all you People"
**Anthem: "For the Love of Others (We are the Body of Christ)"
by Bronwyn Edwards. Gretchen Rubesch, flute | Kevin Finney, congas

October 9, 2016
Introit: "Obrigado a Deus (Thanks to God)"
Brazilian Portuguese chant from Candomble religion (Catholic / African mix) - Drumming group led by Jeff VanGilder
Anthem: "Siyahambe (We are Marching in the Light of God)"
Sarah will lead the choir while Bron is on vacation.

October 16, 2016
Introit: "Sanctuary"
Anthem: "Lord, Listen to your Children" by Ken Medema

October 23, 2016
Introit: "Sanctuary"
Anthem: "Tumekuja Kuimba" by Lynn Zettlemoyer

October 30, 2016
Introit: "Gather Us In"
**Anthem: "This is my Father's (Mother's) World" by Elaine Hagenberg
Irene Stewart, violin

November 6, 2016
Introit: "Gather Us In"
**Anthem: "I Sing Because I'm Happy" by Rollo Dilworth

November 13, 2016
Introit: "Surely the Presence of God"
Anthem: "Achieved is the Glorious Work" (The Creation) by Haydn

November 20, 2016
Introit: "Surely the Presence of God"
Anthem: "Autumn Carol" arr. Russell Schultz-Widmar (+ handbells)

November 27, 2016 - 1st Sunday of Advent
Introit: Bell Choir "In the Bleak Midwinter"
Anthem: "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" arranged by Heather Sorensen
Solo after sermon:
"I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" (reprise) arranged by Sarah McLachlan

December 4, 2016 - 2nd Sunday of Advent
No choral anthem - Children's Pageant

December 11, 2016 - 3rd Sunday of Advent
Introit: Bell Choir "Processional"
Anthem: "See, Amid the Winter's Snow" by Dan Forrest

December 18, 2016 - 4th Sunday of Advent
"People Look East" arr. John Leavitt

CHRISTMAS CONCERT PROGRAM (Draft)

"Gaudete"
"See, Amid the Winter's Snow"
by Dan Forrest
"People Look East" arranged John Leavitt
"Huron Carol" arrangement by the Canadian Tenors

Songs from the Wonder Cantata (revised)
"The Wonder"
"Unexpected, Unpredictable"
"WonderLight"
"The Gift"

Advent Conspiracy song (congregational)

Women's Ensemble:
"Veni, Veni, Emmanuel" by Michael John Trotter
"Shepherds' Farewell" by Hector Berlioz, arranged for SSAA
by Bronwyn Edwards

Christmas Eve, December 24, 2016
"Gaudete"

December 25, 2016 - Christmas Day - no choir anthem

January 1, 2017 - New Year's Day - no choir anthem

January 8, 2017
Introit: "Surely the Presence of God is in this Place"
Anthem: "How Great Our Joy" by Craig Courtney

January 15, 2017
Introit: "Jubilate Deo"
Anthem: "Total Praise" by Richard Smallwood

January 22, 2017
Introit: "Jubilate Deo"
Anthem: "Gaelic Blessing" by John Rutter

January 29, 2017
Introit: "Make a Joyful Noise" - Greg Dirks, Trumpet
Anthem: "Joy in the Morning" by Natalie Sleeth
Offertory: "Like a Child" by Jars of Clay. Vicky Ellis, soloist

February 5, 2017
Introit: "Make a Joyful Noise" - Greg Dirks, Trumpet
Anthem: "Gloria" by Craig Courtney

February 12, 2017
Introit: "O Sing to the Lord a New Song"
Anthem: "Breathe on Me, Breath of God" by Philip Wilby.
Megan Miller, soloist

February 19, 2017
Introit: "O Sing to the Lord a New Song"
Anthem: "Longing for Light (Christ, Be Our Light)" by Bernadette Farrell

February 26, 2017
Introit: "You Are the Light"
Anthem: "Gloria a Dios"

March 5, 2017
Introit: "You Are the Light"
Anthem: "Cry No More" by Dan Forrest

March 12, 2017
"WORSHIP WITHOUT WALLS" Sunday
No Introit
Anthem: "For the Love of Others (We are the Lord's Hands)" by Bronwyn Edwards -- this was our anthem for Crop Walk Sunday.
Worship service will be brief, followed by going out into the community to work on community projects.

March 19, 2017
Introit: "What Does the Lord Require of You?"
Anthem: "Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley" by Jack Schrader

March 26, 2017
Introit: "What Does the Lord Require of You?"
Anthem: "Lord, Have Mercy" by Pepper Choplin, Sarah Ackers, soloist
(We will also sing this on Blues Sunday, August 6, 2017)

April 2, 2017
Introit: "What wondrous love is this?"
Anthem: "And Can It Be?" arranged by Dan Forrest

Offertory (Tentative): Women's Ensemble "O Sacred, Wondrous Love" by Heather Sorenson, special guest, Chad Caron (cello)

April 9, 2017 (Palm Sunday)
Introit: Anthem 1: "Hosanna Processional" (with the kids) by Joseph M. Martin
Anthem 2: "All Things New" by Craig Courtney

April 16, 2017 (Easter Sunday)
Introit: "What Wondrous Love is This?" arranged Bronwyn Edwards
Anthem: "Easter Song" by Annie Herring

April 23, 2017 (Earth Day weekend)
Introit: "Surely the Presence of God"
Anthem: "The Road to Emmaus" by Bronwyn Edwards
David Yanacek, French horn

April 30, 2017
Introit: "Surely the Presence of God"
Anthem: "Earth Song" by Frank Ticheli

May 7, 2017
Introit: "Come, now is the time to worship"
Anthem: "Hallelujah! What a Savior!" by Josh Bauder
David Yanacek, French horn

Offertory: "Fierce" Vicky Ellis, soloist

May 14, 2017
Introit: "Come, now is the time to worship"
Anthem: "In Meeting We Are Blessed" by Troy Robertson

Women's Ensemble (offertory): "The Navy Hymn (Eternal Father, Strong to Save)" arranged by Bronwyn Edwards

May 21, 2017
Introit: Gather Us In
Anthem: "A Song of Jesus" by Ralph Vaughan Williams

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