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

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

Updated Friday, December 7, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

Welcome, Choristers!

Our Christmas Concert dress rehearsal will be Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chancel in the Sanctuary - with PEACE LUTHERAN folks from 7:30 until 9 pm

Choir News

Click on the links below to listen or download to rehearsal parts (MP3).

ALLELUIA (Randall Thompson) - complete files

Alto | Bari-Bass | Soprano | Tenor | SATB (all voices)

HYMN TO THE VIRGIN (Benjamin Britten) -

SATB (all voices)

Choir 1:

Alto | Bari-Bass | Soprano | Tenor |

Choir 2:

Alto | Bari-Bass | Soprano | Tenor |

Choir 2 please note -- the entire song underlies your parts at a low-level, so you can hear what's going on during your rests. When these tracks start, the volume level will be LOW until you come in a little later. Please don't adjust your volume until your part has started.

YOU-TUBE videos for listening

HYMN TO THE VIRGIN (Benjamin Britten) - youtube


MAKE ROOM - youtube (casting crowns)


GAELIC ALLELUIA (Craig Courtney)
click on the listening icon for recording

"Yonder Come Day" VIDEO - University of Oregon Choir


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, December 9, 2018
Second Sunday in Advent
Children's Pageant

Introit: "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord" with congregation

No Anthem
No choir rehearsal

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!


December 9, 2018 - SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
No choir. Children's Pageant.
Offertory: Anneliese Wagner
will play piano

December 16, 2018 - THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Prelude: "Silent Night"
with the Fauntleroy Hand-Bell Choir
Irene Stewart, violin

Introit:"Arab Dance" (Tchaikovsky)
with the Fauntleroy Hand-Bell Choir
Anthem: "Gaelic Alleluia" - by Craig Courtney
Offertory: Sarah Ackers "Love is Christmas"

Christmas Concert with Peace Lutheran Choir
Sunday, December 16 at 4 pm

"Alleluia" - Randall Thompson
"Hymn to the Virgin" -
Benjamin Britten
"Midnight Hallelujah"
"Somewhere in Your Silent Night"
"Gaelic Alleluia"
(the Advent version - we sang the Easter version for Easter 2018) - Craig Courtney
"Make Room"
"The Rose"
Ola Gjeilo

December 23, 2018 - FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Introit: Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord
Anthem: "Midnight Alleluia"

December 30, 2018
"Mary, Did You Know?" Craig Courtney
Vicky Ellis, Soloist

January 6, 2019
Choir has the week off.
Women's Ensemble: "Stars" by Eriks Esenvalds

January 13, 2019 (Bron will be in Australia)
Introit: TBA
Anthem: "Down in the River to Pray" - A Cappella

January 20, 2019
Introit: TBA
Anthem: "Shed a Little Light" - James Taylor | Greg Dirks, soloist

Archived anthems:

September 9, 2018
Introit: "Come, All You People"
Anthem: "A Man Called Jesus" - written by Bronwyn Edwards and Conrad Wesselhoeft for Blues Sunday 2018.

Jenny Mandt, soloist | Conrad Wesselhoeft, guitar | Matthew Benedict, saxophone | David Yanacek, bass

September 16, 2018
Welcoming Week (Immigrants)
Introit: "Come, All You People"
Anthem: "You, the Christ" - by Shirley Erena Murray and Ian Callanan

September 23, 2018
Introit: "Here in this Place (Gather Us In)"
Anthem: "Some Day, Lord"

September 30, 2018
Introit: "Here in this Place (Gather Us In)"
Anthem: "Spirit of God" arranged by Joseph Martin

October 7, 2018 | CROPWalk, World Communion Sunday
Introit: TBA
Anthem: "Yonder Come Day" by Paul John Rudoi
Irene Stewart, soloist | Jenny Mandt, tambourine

Special Music: "Do Something" by Matthew West
Vicky Ellis, soloist

October 14, 2018
Introit: "Be Still" - Bronwyn Edwards
"Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace" arranged by Mary McDonald

October 21, 2018 | Children's Sabbath
No introit this week. Rainbow Bells choir will play.
Anthem: "Get on Board, Little Children" by Larry Shackley
(replaces "Old Church Choir" which will move to the Spring of 2019

October 28, 2018
Introit: "Be Still" - Bronwyn Edwards
"Sweet Are the Prayers of a Friend" by Pepper Choplin

Offertory: Fauntleroy Women's Ensemble: "Ubi Caritas" by Hojun Lee | Gretchen Rubesch, flute

November 4, 2018
Introit: "Amazing Grace" - Fauntleroy Handbell Choir
"Sing Unto God" by G.F. Handel
John Wells, trumpet | Irene Stewart, violin
(replaces "The Music of Creation" which will move to the Spring of 2019)

November 11, 2018 | Veteran's Day
Introit: "Navy Hymn" -
Fauntleroy Women's Ensemble
"Glory Hymn" based on the Battle Hymn of the Republic

Offertory: Fauntleroy Women's Ensemble: "Poor, Wayfaring Stranger" - arranged by Jonathan Rodgers

November 18, 2018
"Autumn Carol"
(with Hand-bells)

Offertory: "Wonderful, Merciful Savior" - Jenny Mandt, Greg Dirks, Sarah Ackers, trio

November 25, 2018
"Turn, Turn, Turn" -
Ecclesiastes 3 and Pete Seeger, arranged Bronwyn Edwards

December 2, 2018 - FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Introit: "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord"
 (Godspell) with hand-bells.
Anthem: "A-Soalin' " arranged by Ronald Staheli