West Chelmsford United Methodist Church
Monday, December 11, 2017

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 – especially altos!  Rehearsals resume on 9/7/17 in the Choir Room. 

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 9/6/17 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 9/10/17 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 9/10/17 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.  We have eight returning from last spring!  Rehearsals resume on 9/14/17 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 6th.  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, Tom Laflamme, Keith Luscombe, Phyllis Carrow, Lynne Gollands, Kali Woodbridge, Roberta Stratton, Jen Weinbeck, Holly Cerullo, Michaella Weinbeck, Adrienne Keildsing, David Troughton, Debbie Allen, Andi Hoff, Mary Beth Hohrath, Donna Cooper and Sarah Laflamme.  And a very special thanks to Steve Hunt and Phyllis Carrow 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