Above: Fauntleroy Chancel Choir, Sunday, May 20, 2018 | Photo: Bronwyn Edwards

Welcome to the Fauntleroy UCC Chancel Choir's Weekly Update Page

Updated Monday, May 21, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.

Welcome, Choristers!

Our next rehearsal is Thursday evening, May 24 at 7:30 in the sanctuary.

Choir News


Music Sunday will now be June 3 instead of June 10.


New members are warmly welcomed. This is a non-audition choir with singers of all levels, from beginners to professional level vocalists and instrumentalists.

Contact Bronwyn Edwards, Music Director, Fauntleroy Church UCC

Email: sirensongbron@gmail.com

Phone: 206-255-4590

--- Bronwyn Edwards, Music Director


Sunday, May 27, 2018

Leah Atkinson Bilinski preaching

Anthem: "Distant Land" by John Rutter
Introit: "It is good to give thanks to the Lord"

Choir rehearsal: 9:15 a.m.

Attire: Stoles.

NEW to singing in a choir and/or reading music?

Here is a YouTube video introduction to understanding the basics of reading notes and rhythm which you may find helpful. Created by Tim Hansen, I think it's a great explanation for a beginner about the nuts and bolts of music. Enjoy!

Everything you wanted to know about music theory - ONLINE and FREE at sonicfit.com

Visit this link for lessons on note-reading, theory of music, complete with exercises to help you improve your skills.


Try to work through these lessons and exercises a little each week and it will make a big difference to your choir experience!

Remember, becoming a good sight reader of music requires a little practice every day!

Please refer to this list to check on anthems still in your folder that have already been sung, and should be turned in. If you see any anthems in your folders that we have already sung, please return them to me at rehearsals. This will help us to keep the music organized.

ANTHEMS for choral year 2017-2018

May 27, 2018
Anthem: "Distant Land" by John Rutter
Introit: "It is good to give thanks to the Lord"

June 3, 2018

June 10, 2018 | Music Sunday
"O Happy Day" by Edwin Hawkins

August 12 | Blues Sunday

ANTHEM ARCHIVES for choral year 2017-2018:

(I will list our anthems as we have sung them each week.)

September 10, 2017
Introit: "Gather Us In"
Anthem: "I Sing Because I'm Happy" by Rollo Dilworth

September 17, 2017
Introit: "Gather Us In"
Anthem: "Hem of Your Robe" by Pepper Choplin

September 24, 2017
Introit: "Light of Christ"
Anthem: "Wait on the Lord" by Rosephanye Powell

October 1, 2017
CROPWALK and World Communion Sunday
Introit: "Light of Christ"
Anthem 1: "Requiem" by Eliza Gilkyson, arranged Craig Hella Johnson
*** Anthem 2: "Ose Ayo (Sunrise Song)" arranged by Brian Tate
(sung during communion)

October 8, 2017
Introit: "Come All  You People"
"Sometimes a Light Surprises" by Gustav Holst / William Cowper
Arranged by Mark Hill
Irene Stewart, Violin

October 15, 2017
Introit: "Come All You People"
Anthem: "You Shall Go Out in Joy" by Michael Barrett

October 22, 2017
Introit: "Thy Word"
Anthem: "Sweet Hour of Prayer" arranged by Bronwyn Edwards

October 29, 2017
Introit: "Be Still"
Anthem: "Sing Unto God" by G. F. Handel
Irene Stewart, Violin | John Wells, Trumpet

November 5, 2017
Introit: "Thy Word"
*** Anthem: "Mangisondele Nkosi Yam" (Nearer my God to Thee)
arranged by Michael Barrett
Vicky Ellis, Cherie Clymer, soloists

November 12, 2017
Introit: "Thy Word"
Anthem: "What a Friend We Have in Jesus"
Sarah Ackers, Jeff VanGilder, soloists

November 19, 2017
Introit: "Be Still"
Anthem: The Way of Peace" by Sheldon Curry

November 26, 2017
Introit: "It's Good to Give Thanks to the Lord"
*** Anthem: "The People That Walked in Darkness" by Pepper Choplin

December 3, 2017
Introit: Threshold Moment from Leah. Sing refrain from "Angels Among Us"
*** Anthem: "Angels Among Us"
Bronwyn Edwards & Ken Medema, songwriters
Sarah Ackers, soloist

December 10, 2017
Children's Pageant
Choir to lead in the chorus of "Angels Among Us" during the Threshold Moment and Candle Lighting.

December 17, 2017
No introit.
Bell Choir will play at top of worship.
Choir will lead in the chorus of "Angels Among Us" during the Threshold Moment and Candle Lighting.
*** Anthem: "Noel Fantasy." by David Waggoner

Women's Ensemble: "Shepherds Farewell"

December 24, 2017 - 10 a.m. worship only (choir will not sing at the 7 pm Christmas Eve service)
INo introit.
*** Anthem: "Angels Among Us"

December 31, 2017
No choir

January 7, 2018
Introit: "In the Lord"
Anthem: "How Great Our Joy" - Craig Courtney

January 14, 2018
Introit: "In the Lord"
Anthem: "Mary, Did You Know?" - Craig Courtney
Vicky Ellis, Soloist

January 21, 2018
Introit: "Come, All You People"
Anthem: "Total Praise" - Richard Smallwood

January 28, 2018
Introit: "Come, All You People"
Anthem: "O Nata Lux" - by Guy Forbes

February 4, 2018
Introit: "Surely the Presence of God is in this Place"
Anthem: "Let All the People Say Amen" by Pepper Choplin
Kevin Finney, soloist

February 11, 2018
Introit: "Surely the Presence of God is in this Place"
Anthem: "City Called Heaven" by Josephine Poelinitz
Irene Stewart, soloist

February 14: Ash Wednesday | start of Lent

February 18, 2018
Introit: "Come, Now is the Time to Worship"
Anthem: "This is My Father's World" by Elaine Hagenberg
Irene Stewart, violin

February 25, 2018
Introit: "Come, Now is the Time to Worship"
Anthem: "Wondrous Love" by Robert Shaw & Alice Parker

March 4, 2018
Introit: "Let us Gather and Praise the Lord"
Anthem: "A Communion Invitation" by J. Martin / H. Sorenson
Irene Stewart, violin

March 11, 2018
Introit: "Let us Gather and Praise the Lord"
Anthem: "And Can It Be?" by Dan Forrest

March 18, 2018
"Worship Without Walls Sunday"

March 25, 2018 | PALM SUNDAY
Introit: "Hey-sanna Hosanna" from Jesus Christ Superstar
*** Anthem: "The Shadow of Hosanna" by Bronwyn Edwards
Congregational song to be led by choir: "Dream God's Dream"
by Bryan Sirchio

April 1, 2018 | EASTER SUNDAY
Introit: "Easter Introit" by Bronwyn Edwards
*** Anthem: "Gaelic Alleluia" by Craig Courtney
Hallelujah Chorus by George F. Handel

April 8, 2018 - Bron will be in Australia | Joyce Gibb is subbing
Introit: "You are the Light"
***Anthem: "By Our Love"
by Christy Nockels, arranged by Mary McDonald

April 15, 2018
Introit: "You are the Light"
***Anthem: "Let the Song go Round the Earth"

by Buryl Red, arranged by Mary Ellen Kerrick

April 22, 2018 | EARTH DAY
Women's retreat weekend

Introit: "Light of Christ"
Anthem: "All of Creation"

April 29, 2018
Introit: "Light of Christ"
Anthem: "Sea of Mercy" by Tom Fettke

May 6, 2018
Introit: "Make a Joyful Noise" (Greg Dirks, Trumpet)
*** Anthem: "Joy of the Lord" arranged by David Angerman

May 13, 2018 | MOTHER'S DAY
Introit: "Make a Joyful Noise" (Greg Dirks, Trumpet)
Anthem: "Mother Hymn" by Bronwyn Edwards

Introit: "It is good to give thanks to the Lord"
Anthem: "Spirit of Joy" by Ruth Elaine Schram
Special music (Offertory): "Who Am I?" by Casting Crowns
Vicky Ellis, soloist

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