West Chelmsford United Methodist Church
Thursday, November 26, 2015

Music Ministry


The choirs will be resuming their schedules very soon and there is room in all of them for new people to join us!

The Senior Choir meets on Thursday from 7:30-9:15 pm. Singers in all voice parts will be most welcome. Rehearsals resume on 9/10/15 in the Choir Room. We will begin working on the Christmas Cantata! 

The Festival Ringers meet on Wednesday from 7:30-9:00 pm. There are two openings in the group this fall. Some previous ringing experience would be helpful. Rehearsals resume on 9/9/15 in the Sanctuary. 

The Celebration Ringers – grades 7-12 - meet on Sunday from 4:30-5:45 pm. There is room for more ringers in this group. Rehearsals resume on 9/13/15 in the Sanctuary. 

The Celebration Singers – grades 7-12 - meet on Sunday from 5:45-6:30 pm. The five returning singers will welcome more voices! Rehearsals resume on 9/13/15 in the Sanctuary. 

The Carol Choir and Joy Ringers – grades 2-6 – meet on Thursday from 6:30-7:25 pm. We can accommodate any number of children in this program. We have only three returning from last spring! Rehearsals resume on 9/10/15 in the Sanctuary. 

The Occasional Ringers formed in 2013 as an outgrowth of the Community Learning Day class on handbells. The ringers have rehearsed during the summer again this year and will play in the worship service on August 23rd. They have no particular schedule for rehearsing or ringing – but we will continue to get together “occasionally” and play when ready. There is room for two more people who would like to learn handbell ringing from the beginning. 

If you are interested in more information about any one of these choirs, please contact Karen E. Leonard, Minister of Music at 978-256-8404 or music@wcumc.us. If you are planning to join any choir as a new member this fall, please let Karen know you are coming ahead of the first rehearsal so the appropriate materials are ready for you when you come. 

We hope to welcome several new members to the music program this fall. 

THANK YOU to all who contributed their time and talents to enhance the summer worship services with special offerings of music. Thanks to Forrest Bard, Peter Orford, Jim Stratton, BJ Stratton, Tom Buretta, Carl Markey, Keith Luscombe, Rev. Mack Hagins, Jen Weinbeck, Michaella Weinbeck, Sarah Laflamme, Phyllis Carrow, Rebecca Markey, Lynne Gollands, Kali Woodbridge, Holly Cerullo, Roberta Stratton, Wendy Grenier, Adrienne Keildsing, Teri Norton, David Troughton, Robin Orford, Nancy Luscombe, Debbie Allen, Sarah Toth and Rachel Cerullo-Romano. And a very special thanks to Steve Hunt who substituted for me on two Sundays and Phyllis Carrow who substituted on one Sunday. We have so many talented people in our congregation – truly a blessing! 
Karen Leonard, Minister of Music