Nancy Ward is our organist, pianist, and choir accompanist.
Choir Practices are 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month, at 6:00 PM.
Dr. Nick is our choir director.
We do a mix of contemporary and classic anthems, as well as some original music written by our pastor!
Music to Practice By
Illnesses, travel, and life can interfere with our rehearsals. So, here are some accompaniments to help you learn the tunes!
(Note: these are wav files, so they are large and may take a while to open and play in your media player)
Praise to the Lord Who Reigns on High (wav file)
Praise to the Lord Who Reigns on High (pdf file)
Love Is Our Call (wav file)
Love Is Our Call (pdf file)
Unless I Die With You (wav file)
Unless I Die With You (pdf file)
Done and Undone (wav file)
Done and Undone (pdf file)
Then Sings My Soul (wav file)
Then Sings My Soul (pdf file)
St. Columba's Prayer (wav file)
St. Columba's Prayer (pdf file)
Gratitude (wav file)
Gratitude (pdf file)
Hosanna, Hosanna (wav file)
Hosanna, Hosanna (pdf file)
Hallelu! Time to Shout (wav file)
Hallelu! Time to Shout (pdf file)
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John Wesley’s Rules for Singing (1761)
1. Sing all. See that you join with the congregation as frequently as you can. Let not a slight degree of weakness or weariness hinder you. If it is a cross to you, take it up and you will find a blessing.
2. Sing lustily, and with a good courage. Beware of singing as if you were half dead, or half asleep; but lift up your voice with strength. Be no more afraid of your voice now, nor more ashamed of it being heard, then when you sing the songs of Satan.
3. Sing modestly. Do not bawl, as to be heard above, or distinct from, the rest of the congregation, that you may not destroy the harmony; but strive to unite your voices together, so as to make one clear melodious sound.
4. Sing in time. Whatever time is sung, be sure to keep with it. Do not run before, not stay behind it; but attend closely to the leading voices, and move therewith as exactly as you can. And take care you sing not too slow. This drawling way naturally steals on all who are lazy; and it is high time to drive it out from among us, and sing all our tunes just as quick as we did at first.
5. Above all, sing spiritually. Have an eye to God in every word you sing. Aim at pleasing Him more than yourself, or any other creature. In order to do this, attend strictly to the sense of what you sing, and see that your heart is not carried away with the sound, but offered to God continually; so shall your singing be such as the Lord will approve of here, and reward when he cometh in the clouds of heaven.