Since the inception of Wesley United Church, the Senior Choir has played an integral role in Sunday worship, leading the congregation in hymn singing, canting the response to the psalm reading and presenting anthems each Sunday. To enhance the Ministry of Music, the Senior Choir is also invited to sing at ecumenical services and other special events. As a non-musical event, the Senior Choir supports the Fall Fair Committee by providing food for and serving the morning coffee for the Fall Fair.
The choir presents a variety of music to maintain interest among the singers and appreciation from the congregation. While the vocal training is classically based, the music ranges from light classical to contemporary. New anthems are always rehearsed for a minimum of four weeks before being presented in morning worship. This allows ample time for choir members to learn the music and present with confidence., and also gives ample opportunity for learning should a member have to miss a rehearsal.
The choir flourishes under the direction of our Organist, Chad Stride, and the choir is open to all who have a desire to sing. A knowledge of music is an asset, as the choir does sing in SATB harmony but a love of music and enthusiasm will always more than compensate for any lack of training. If you have a love of music and would like to join, or enquire about joining, please feel free to speak to Chad or any member of the choir or come along to our practice. We would welcome you voice and your presence with us. Our choir practices on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am. in the Chapel.