The Chancel Choir is a most important part of our church service. Not only do they provide inspirational anthems each Sunday, but also lead the congregation in hymn singing and special liturgical passages. We have approximately 35 members at present, but have much more room for more. If you love to sing and would like to participate, talk to Steve K. and he’ll find a robe and music folder for you. We also present two special cantata services (Easter/Christmas) each year. The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings throughout the year (except in August and last part of July).
Handbells were developed in England in the late 17th Century and were brought to the United States in 1902. They add a beautiful sound and unique element to worship, and are a joyful response to the worship experience.
Our bell choir plays on a 3 octave set of Schulmerich Handbells and a 3 octave set of Mahlmark Chimes. Anyone who is interested and can read music reasonably well is invited to join this special group. The bells participate in the church service approximately 6 times a year and rehearse each Wednesday evening. We have a bell (or2) for you. See Steve K.
Steve, a native Minnesotan, taught vocal music for 36 years before retiring and moving to Bella Vista in 2000. He has either sung in or directed the Chancel choir ever since.
Gail has played and given lessons on the piano for a number years. She became the church organist in 2007.