The Music Ministry at Wapping Community Church is a vital part of the total ministry. There are opportunities for young, old, and in between. Those who embrace this ministry are wonderful, loving people, and many life long friendships are formed with the members of these groups. You will have the opportunity to sing, ring, and dance, play in a string ensemble, or play or sing a solo, duet, etc. If you are more interested in behind the scenes opportunities, we have membership in the Music Committee, ushering for our performances, publicity, kitchen help, and clean up for our Parish Performance Series. For information on any of our choirs, or how you can become part of our wonderful ministry, please contact Michael Crowley, Director of Music Ministry at (860) 644-0833, ext.14, or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chancel Choir
The Chancel Choir (adult) sings regularly during Sunday morning worship. This volunteer choir also presents an annual Christmas Concert with a special guest conductor, and orchestra. It is the highlight of out Parish Performance Series. The Chancel Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:30 pm, under the direction of Michael Crowley. If you cannot commit to being a full time choir participant, you are welcome to join us as a seasonal singer.
We are so blessed to have our own resident bagpiper, Chuck Murdoch. It is a thrill beyond measure to have the choirs process into church on Christmas Sunday to the hauntingly beautiful sounds of the bagpipes.
Our Handbell Choir, the "Chancel Bells," also participates in worship on an occasional basis and is under the able leadership of Paul Oates. The Chancel Bells schedule their meetings as needed in order to prepare for participating in worship. Please see the bulletin for upcoming rehearsals, and then come and "Ring them Bells!"
Our Children's Choir invites children in grades 2 through 6 to have fun learning to sing in a choir. They share their special music with us many times throughout the year. They sing at the 4:30pm Christmas Eve service, Easter Sunday, Children's Sunday and several other times during the year. The Children's Choir meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30 am to 10:00 am in the Chapel on the second floor.
Sacred Dance Group
We also have a Sacred Dance group that performs for during worship occasionally during the year. The dancers are in grades two through high school.
The Elliott String Ensemble
The Elliott String Ensemble was established by WCC Musician Emeritus, Russell Elliott, to promote good ensemble playing of Classical music. The string players present the music at the 6:00 pm Christmas Eve Service. The group is open to string playing youth in grades 7 and above.
Other Music Ministry Events
In addition to our wonderful music groups, the Music Committee also sponsors an annual performance series. For more information, please contact the office to be placed on the Parish Performance Series mailing list. There are many opportunities for all, sponsored by the Music Ministry of Wapping Community Church.
Come sing; come ring. It's a beautiful thing!