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

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

Updated Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.

Welcome, Choristers!

Our next rehearsal is at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2017

Choir News

Click here for the YouTube link to our November 5 anthem,
"Mangisondele Nkosi Yam" (Nearer my God to Thee).

I particularly love all the jungle and bird sounds at the beginning. This is so cool.


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

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Choir rehearsal begins at 9:15.

Introit: "Thy Word"

Anthem: "Sweet Hour of Prayer" arranged Bronwyn Edwards

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

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

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

November 5, 2017
Introit: TBA
Anthem: "Mangisondele Nkosi Yam" (Nearer my God to Thee)
arranged by Michael Barrett
Vicky Ellis and Kevin Finney, soloists

November 12, 2017
Introit: TBA

November 19, 2017
Introit: TBA

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

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