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

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

Updated Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 2 p.m.

Welcome, Choristers!

Our next rehearsal is at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2017

Choir News

I am now in the process of adding rehearsal parts below for the Christmas concert repertoire. Click on the titles below to go to the parts.

1. A-Soalin 2. Let There Be Light


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: sirensongbron@gmail.com

Phone: 206-255-4590

--- Bronwyn Edwards, Music Director

Rehearsal Parts

1. A-Soalin (Ronald Staheli, arranger)

Please note the following corrections / changes to the score:

1. Tenors. Please begin singing at measure 25, not measure 17.

2. Soprano/Alto split at the top of page 17, measure 180:
Soprano 1 sing the top layer of notes.
Soprano 2 sing the middle layer of notes, as well as the upper pick-up note in measure 180.
Alto 2 sing the lower layer of the three starting at measure 180 through measure 184. Switch to the lower Alto part picking up to measure 185. It's basically the same part you were singing with the sopranos, so it makes sense for Alto 2 to jump up to the three-way split, and NOT the Alto 1s.

3. Sopranos. Measure 225, note how the syllables of "mer - ry" are divided.
I would like you to sing the "-ry" syllable on the last TWO notes of the run, rather than just the last note. It's easier to sing with two notes on the syllable.

4. Tenor split, measures 228-233:
Both parts sing together at m. 226. Tenor 2 sings "p-lease, good Missus"
Tenor 1 sings "Love and joy come to you" (words are above the staff),
Tenor 2 sings "and God bless you".

Click on parts below for MP3s.

All voices

Sopranos 1 and 2

Soprano 1

Soprano 2

Altos 1 and 2

Alto 1

Alto 2

Tenors 1 and 2

Tenor 1

Tenor 2




Let There Be Light (Craig Courtney)

Hey everyone, I will add a faint background track to these vocals when i return from Nashville so you can hear the context of the parts (there are some periods of silence on these tracks due to the voices not singing)

All voices

Sopranos 1 and 2

Soprano 1

Soprano 2

Altos 1 and 2

Alto 1

Alto 2

Tenor 1 and 2

Tenor 1

Tenor 2





Sunday, November 26, 2017

Choir rehearsal begins at 9:15 a.m.

Introit: tba

Anthem: "The People Who Walk in Darkness" by Pepper Choplin
Robb Menaul, drum

Choir attire: ROBES

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.


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.

ANTHEMS for choral year 2017-2018

November 26, 2017
Introit: TBA
Anthem: "The People That Walked in Darkness" by Pepper Choplin

ANTHEM ARCHIVES for choral year 2017-2018:

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

September 10, 2017
Introit: "Gather Us In"
Anthem: "I Sing Because I'm Happy" by Rollo Dilworth

September 17, 2017
Introit: "Gather Us In"
Anthem: "Hem of Your Robe" by Pepper Choplin

September 24, 2017
Introit: "Light of Christ"
Anthem: "Wait on the Lord" by Rosephanye Powell

October 1, 2017
CROPWALK and World Communion Sunday
Introit: "Light of Christ"
Anthem 1: "Requiem" by Eliza Gilkyson, arranged Craig Hella Johnson
Anthem 2: "Ose Ayo (Sunrise Song)" arranged by Brian Tate
(sung during communion)

October 8, 2017
Introit: "Come All  You People"
"Sometimes a Light Surprises" by Gustav Holst / William Cowper
Arranged by Mark Hill
Irene Stewart, Violin

October 15, 2017
Introit: "Come All You People"
Anthem: "You Shall Go Out in Joy" by Michael Barrett

October 22, 2017
Introit: "Thy Word"
Anthem: "Sweet Hour of Prayer" arranged by Bronwyn Edwards

October 29, 2017
Introit: "Be Still"
Anthem: "Sing Unto God" by G. F. Handel
Irene Stewart, Violin | John Wells, Trumpet

November 5, 2017
Introit: "Thy Word"
Anthem: "Mangisondele Nkosi Yam" (Nearer my God to Thee)
arranged by Michael Barrett
Vicky Ellis, Cherie Clymer, soloists

November 12, 2017
Introit: "Thy Word"
Anthem: "What a Friend We Have in Jesus"
Sarah Ackers, Jeff VanGilder, soloists

November 19, 2017
Introit: "Be Still"
Anthem: The Way of Peace" by Sheldon Curry

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