West Chelmsford United Methodist Church
Monday, April 06, 2020

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 – but especially sopranos and altos! Rehearsals resume on 9/6/18 in the Choir Room.

The Festival Ringers meet on Wednesday from 7:30-9:00 pm. There is one opening in the group this fall. Some previous ringing experience is necessary. Rehearsals resume on 9/5/18 in the Sanctuary.

The Celebration Ringers – grades 6-12 - meet on Sunday from 11:00 am -12:00 pm. There is room for more ringers in this group. Rehearsals resume on 9/9/18 in the Sanctuary.

The Celebration Singers – grades 6-12 - meet on Sunday from 12:00-12:30 pm. We always welcome more voices! Rehearsals resume on 9/9/18 in the Sanctuary.

The Carol Choir and Joy Ringers – grades K-5 – meet on Thursday from 6:30-7:25 pm. We can accommodate any number of children in this program. Rehearsals resume on 9/13/18 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 played in the worship service on August 12th. 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 one or 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 BEFORE 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, Rev. Mack Hagins, Phyllis Carrow, Lynne Gollands, Roberta Stratton, Jen Weinbeck, Wendy Grenier, Sarah Laflamme, Holly Cerullo, Michaella Weinbeck, Adrienne Keildsing, David Troughton, Debbie Allen, Andi Hoff, Donna Cooper, Sharon Jones, Jefferey Laflamme, and Rebecca Markey. And a very special thanks to Steve Hunt who substituted for me when I was away. We have so many talented people in our congregation – truly a blessing!
Karen Leonard, Minister of Music


Karen Leonard, Minister of Music