Ensembles – Seasonal
First Church Choral Union
The First Church Choral Union began in 2009, as an opportunity to unify the vocal resources of all youth and adult choirs in the church community, for a massed choral project for morning worship. Since 2010, this project has supported the liturgy on Confirmation Sunday (Pentecost), as a testament to the many youth who choose to affirm their Christian faith on this special day. It is fitting to have a multi-generational choral ensemble lead music in worship on such a Sunday, and offer an exciting chance for all youth and adult vocal choirs to unite into one voice, on an annual basis. The Ensemble will next participate in worship on Confirmation Sunday, May 19, 2013.
A long-standing tradition at First Church, this combined secular & sacred concert program of holiday favorites brings the tunes of the season and the talents of many First Church Music Ministry ensembles together for an enjoyable afternoon of music and fellowship. Achieving its 20th anniversary in 2009, and returning in the 2011-12 season, continuing on a bi-annual format, Chapel Chimers, Decibells, First Chamber, First Folk and First Schola, and Joyful Noise offer their musical talents in this enjoyable program. The free concert (next tentative date is December 2013) is always open to the public. A free-will offering is collected to benefit a local charitable organization.
This choir has been the traditional choral ensemble for the Sunday worship service on Fathers’ Day. Generally first coming into session several weeks before participating in worship, it has been led over the years by choir member Matt Van Wagner and choir member and former Interim Director of Music Ken Heider. Concentrating on classical 4-part (TTBB) choral literature, it draws its members from all parts of the First Church congregation, and most recently achieved 3 generations of the same family participating in its Ministry.
Men’s Choir rehearses this season, on Tuesday, May 30, Thursday, June 6, Tuesday, June 11 and Thursday, June 13 at 7:00 PM. For more information, or to sign up, contact Joe Olefirowicz at 882-4861, X15.