The Chancel Choir is the service choir for the traditional 11:00 worship service held in the Centrum. The choir was honored in 2006 when they were selected, by audition, to perform at the Southern Division Conference of the American Choral Directors Association. The choir loves to travel and in the past 10 years, have given 3 choir tours to England & Scotland. The choir has also sung in Washington National Cathedral and has made 2 professional recordings. In 2009, the choir was the featured group at the state convention of the WV American Choral Directors Association. In that same year, the choir also sang for the inauguration of West Virginia governor, Gov. Joe Manchin, III. The Chancel Choir has prepared extended choral works with orchestral accompaniment that include “Requiem” settings by both Gabriel Faure and John Rutter. The choir has also performed the “Solemn Mass” by Louis Vierne. In 2006, the choir was the first in West Virginia to present, “The Armed Man-A Mass for Peace” by Karl Jenkins, which is currently the most popular new, large-scale choral work in Europe.
The Chancel Choir is open to anyone 18 years old and older.
No audition is required to join.
This group rehearses weekly on Wednesday evening from 6:45-8:15pm from September to June.
Childcare can be provided if requested in advance.