Above: Fauntleroy Chancel Choir, Sunday, December 16, 2018 | Photo: Erik Kindem

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

Updated Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 8 pm

Welcome, Choristers!

Music Sunday will be pre-recorded for live stream broadcast on Sunday June 14.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to participate as fully as possible by lending your voices to a number of songs that you will find on this page, with accompaniments and parts.

Please participate in as many, or as few, projects as your available time permits.

Please reach out to me if you need assistance.

Files to help you with your recordings will be posted on this page.



1. Sing to the World a New Song (Joy to the World)

We sang this song as our Advent introit. I have taken the key up to D from C and split the parts into SATB, so please take a look at the score:

Sing to the World / Joy to the World SCORE (PDF download)

To help you with the parts, I have separated them out as soprano, alto, tenor and bass MP3s. Just sing along with your own part. Recordings are PIANO only, no words. Please note there is only one set of words on the new score -- "hopeful joy." Through Advent we used alternative words. Just stick to the words on the score and you'll sing it right!

If you would like to sing the "Joy to the World" please do so in a SEPARATE recording. You are welcome to submit two recordings for this.

Sing to the World a New Song - SOPRANO mp3

Sing to the World a New Song - ALTO mp3

Sing to the World a New Song - TENOR mp3

Sing to the World a New Song - BASS mp3

Joy to the World - SATB, all voices, unison mp3

6. Go Down, Moses

We sang this song first on Blues Sunday and then again in November. Vicky Ellis sang the lead vocal and Carl Craven and Matthew Benedict provided layers of terrific trombone and soprano saxophone.

Here is the score. The choir parts are highlighted in yellow.

Go Down, Moses SCORE (PDF download)

Here are the rehearsal parts:

Go Down Moses - SATB demo mp3

Go Down Moses - SOPRANO - UPPER part mp3

Go Down Moses - ALTO-SOPRANO - MIDDLE part mp3

Go Down Moses - ALTO - LOWER part mp3

Go Down Moses - TENOR mp3

Go Down Moses - BARI-BASS mp3

Go Down Moses - piano & Vocal Down mp3

8. Circle of Love

This song was our finale on Blues Sunday, with Delia Finney and Irene Stewart singing the solos. This is a very easy, repetitive chorus which I have now scored in SATB so you don't have to improvise! You will sing it through 5 times.  The first and 5th time you will sing the words at a dynamic level of mf, and on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th times, you will just hum at a dynamic level of p to mp. The ukulele band will join us. Here is the score:

Circle of Love SCORE (PDF download)

This song is SOOO relevant after the events of the past 2 weeks. Delia and I recorded this after Blues Sunday last summer in my studio -- but I will be re-working the solos for Music Sunday. I also hope to use video footage of the huge circle in the Sanctuary of people holding hands, as well as your videos of you singing.

There are No Sides in a Circle of Love (demo MP3)

Here are the rehearsal recordings (which you can sing along with while you record your voice.)

Circle of Love - Soprano 1

Circle of Love - Soprano 2

Circle of Love - Alto 1

Circle of Love - Alto 2

Circle of Love - Tenor

Circle of Love - Bass

10. The Navy Hymn - tenors & basses

The ladies of the Womens Ensemble sang this song in the past, but I have always wanted to hear the tenors and basses sing it. So, here's your chance! It is challenging, and it will require some practice on your part. Please don't try to sing it after only listening to it once or twice. Imagine you have to come to choir practice and work hard on learning it for a number of weeks!

This is a rough Bron-demo of what it sounds like: The Navy Hymn

The Navy Hymn SCORE (PDF download)

Here are the rehearsal recordings (which you can sing along with while you record your voice.)

The Navy Hymn - TENOR 1 mp3

The Navy Hymn TENOR 2 mp3

The Navy Hymn - BARITONE mp3

The Navy Hymn - BASS mp3


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


Music Sunday, June 14, 2020

Tentative song list (not in program order)
**Songs with asterisks need singers.

**1. Sing to the World a New Song / Joy to the World
(Christmas) with hand bells

2. There is Room (pre-recorded) - no action required

3. Walking God's Walk (Feel the Spirit Descend) (pre-recorded) - no action required.

4. A Corinthians Easter (pre-recorded) - no action required

5. God is Watching You (from Blues Sunday) - Sarah and Katie sing / ukuleles

**6. Go Down, Moses - Vicky Ellis, lead | choir to sing back-ups
Carl (trombone) | Matthew (soprano sax)

7. Lift Thine Eyes - Fauntleroy Women's Ensemble, dedicated to Ginger

**8. There Are No Sides in a Circle of Love (from Blues Sunday) with ukulele band and choir. Delia and Irene, lead

9. God of Grace and God of Glory - LeeAnne Beres and Gretchen Rubesch, flutes (pre-recorded) - no action required

**10. The Navy Hymn - new offering for tenors and basses - depends on level of participation

11. HYMNS: "House of Love"  and "Simple Gifts" (bluegrass version - repurpose existing videos)

12. Postlude "This little light of mine" with Fauntleroy church slide show (repurpose existing video)

There are a couple of other items I will use if needed. We need to keep the entire worship under one hour, so we will see how much time is available.

Zoom Choir invitation for tenors and basses:
This Thursday, June 4, at 7:30 pm

Bronwyn Edwards is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: "The Navy Hymn" for Tenors and Basses

Time: Jun 4, 2020 07:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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March 8, 2020
Introit: "Surely the Presence of God is in this Place"
Anthem: "I Can Only Imagine" - by Mercy Me,
Jenny Mandt, soloist

March 15, 2020
Introit: TBA
Anthem: "Hallelujah, What a Savior" by Josh Bauder
With new lyrics by Bronwyn Edwards
David Yanacek, French Horn

Special Music: Fauntleroy Women's Ensemble
"Ain't No Grave" by C. Ely, J. & M. Helser & M. Skaggs
with guest musicians -- viola, bass, drums, guitar, mandolin

March 22, 2020 "Worship Without Walls"
The Choir has this week off.
The UKULELE Band will lead worship.
"Help Somebody"
by Susan Werner

March 29, 2020
Introit: TBA
Anthem: "Come With Rejoicing" by Robert Leaf
(Unison song)

April 5, 2020 - PALM SUNDAY
Introit: TBA
Anthem: "Days of Christ" by Craig Courtney

April 12, 2020 - EASTER SUNDAY
Introit: TBA
Anthem: "A Corinthians Easter" by Bronwyn Edwards

April 19, 2020 (Karyn preaching)
Anthem: "Blue Boat Home"

April 26, 2020 (Josh Miller preaching)
Introit: TBA
Anthem: "The Road to Emmaus"
David Yanacek, French horn

May 10, 2020 - Mothers Day
Introit: TBA
Anthem: "TBA"
Women's Ensemble

June 14, 2020 - MUSIC SUNDAY
Last week of choir.

Archived anthems:

Introit: "Gather Us In"
Anthem: "Yonder Come Day" - Paul John Rudoi
Irene Stewart, soloist

Special Music (Offertory): "God of Grace and God of Glory"
arranged for two flutes by Bronwyn Edwards
LeeAnne Beres and Gretchen Rubesch, flutes

September 15, 2019
Introit: "Gather Us In"
Anthem: "Old Church Choir" - arranged by Michael Barrett

September 22, 2019
Introit: "Come, All You People"
Anthem: "Mangisondele Nkosi Yam" - arranged by Michael Barrett
Cherie Clymer and Vicky Ellis, soloists

September 29, 2018
Introit: "Come, All You People"
Anthem: "Wait on the Lord" by Rosephanye Powell

October 6, 2019 | CROPWalk, World Communion Sunday
Introit: "Make a Joyful Noise" -- Greg Dirks, trumpet
Anthem: "Walk a Mile" by Pepper Choplin

Fauntleroy Women's Ensemble: "Nothin' Gonna Stumble My Feet" by Greg Gilpin and John Parker

October 13, 2019
Introit: "Make a Joyful Noise" -- Greg Dirks, trumpet
"How Can I Keep From Singing?" arranged by Karen Thomas

"Morning Has Broken" -- arranged by Bronwyn Edwards
Marguerite Haskin, Day Eaton, Gretchen Curtis

October 20, 2019 | Children's Sabbath
No introit this week. Rainbow Bells choir will play.
Anthem: "Sing Over Your Children" by Matt Maher

October 27, 2019
Introit: "Jubilate Deo"
"I Worship You, God" by David Lantz III
featuring Bluegrass instruments

November 3, 2019
Introit: "Pie Jesu" by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Fauntleroy Hand Bell Choir
"Tapestry of Love" by Pepper Choplin
Offertory Special Music: "How Great Thou Art"
Fauntleroy Hand Bell Choir

November 10, 2019 | Veteran's Day weekend
Introit: "Jubilate Deo"

"Go Down, Moses (Let My People Go)" - Louis Armstrong version, transcr. Bronwyn Edwards
Vicky Ellis, soloist

"Precious Lord, Take My Hand" -- Jenny Mandt, soloist

November 17, 2019
"It is Good to Give Thanks Unto the Lord"
"Prayer of Mother Teresa" by Craig Courtney

November 24, 2019
"It is Good to Give Thanks Unto the Lord"
"Simple Praise" by Craig Courtney

December 1, 2019 - FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
"Sing to the World a New Song / Joy to the World".
Anthem: "The Song We Sing" by Jacob Narverud

December 8, 2019 - SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
No choir. Children's Pageant.

December 15, 2019 - THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
"Sing to the World a New Song / Joy to the World"
Anthem: Fauntleroy Hand Bell Choir: "Angels From the Realms of Glory"

Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 15 at 4 pm

December 22, 2019 - FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
"Sing to the World a New Song / Joy to the World"
Anthem: "My Lord Has Come" by Will Todd

December 24 (CHRISTMAS EVE) at 7 pm
"Sing to the World a New Song / Joy to the World".
Anthem: "Silent Night" by Dan Forrest

December 29, 2019
No anthem. Choir has the week off.

January 5, 2020
Choir has the week off.
"Star of Wonder" by JJ Heller | Sarah Ackers, soloist

January 12, 2020
Introit: "Sanctuary"
Anthem: "Wade in the Water" - Brad Printz

January 19, 2020
Introit: "Sanctuary"
Anthem: "Freedom Come" - Ben Allaway
Jenny Mandt, soloist | John Mann, drum

January 26, 2020
Introit: "Christ, Be Our Light"
Anthem: "By Our Love" - arranged by Mary McDonald

February 2, 2020
Introit: "Christ, Be Our Light"
Anthem: "Gaelic Blessing" by John Rutter

February 9, 2020
Introit: "Christ, Be Our Light"
Anthem: "Upon This Rock" by Pepper Choplin
Irene Stewart, violin | Mike Goldfine, drum

February 16, 2020
Introit: "You are the Light"
Anthem: "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms" - by Mark Hayes

February 23, 2020
Introit: "You are the LIght"
Anthem: "I Sing Because I'm Happy"

February 26, 2020 "Ash Wednesday"

March 1, 2020 (Lent)
Introit: "Surely the Presence of God is in this Place"
Anthem: "Sometimes a Light Surprises" (Holst)