Adult Choirs and Orchestra

Summer Choir

Have you ever been interested in singing from the loft with the choir during worship service?  Summer Choir is an opportunity for people to experience leading worship in a relaxed environment.  During the summer, the choir does not wear robes and does not have Wednesday night rehearsals.  All you have to do is show up in the South Suite at 10:30 am, rehearse the service music for the day, and then lead worship together at the 11 am service.

The dates for Summer Choir are July 9, 16, 23, and 30. The choir is full of wonderful people, who share a passion for sharing God’s love through music. We hope you will join us!

Chancel Choir

Chancel Choir is a group of adults who enjoy singing together to create a musical presence for the 11:00 service at First Church and beyond. Their repertoire is diverse, including contemporary works, hymn anthems, traditional sacred music, spirituals and gospel songs, and a cappella choral settings.

Rehearsal: Wednesdays from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. in the South Suite (Choir Room)

Contact Michael Rosensteel at michael@fumc-rr.org for more information.

HeartSong

HeartSong vocal ensemble of adults, specializing in sacred music in contemporary as well as traditional styles, leads praise at the 8:30 a.m. worship service.

Rehearsal: Wednesdays 5:45 pm to 7 pm in the South Suite Choir Room.

Contact Michael Rosensteel at michael@fumc-rr.org for more information.

Choral Union

During Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter or to sing major works, singers in Chancel Choir and HeartSong join together to form the First Church Choral Union. This combined group enjoys performing sacred music concerts and sharing their love of God and music beyond First Church. Choral Union has performed in Carnegie Hall, National Cathedral in Washington D.C., Scotland, Ireland and Canada.

Choral videos HERE

Orchestra

Student musicians as well as professional musicians and all levels in between participate in the First Church Orchestra. The Orchestra plays during the 11:00 worship service. It joins the Choral Union in major works and special services.

Rehearsal: Thursdays from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. in South Suite.

Contact Mark Haas at markhaas@fumc-rr.org or Michael Rosensteel at michael@fumc-rr.org for more information.

Ensembles

Ensembles, both choral and instrumental, enjoy singing or playing together at different times of the year.