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Music  at UMCWC

At the United Methodist Church of West Chester, we have an exciting music ministry for all ages and talents. In addition to traditional choirs and ensembles, we have a Praise Team (which includes instrumentalists), a dynamic touring youth choir - Cross Connection, handbell choirs and a worship orchestra.

Music for Kids and Youth

Music for Adults

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Karen Rotz, Director

Hope Choir

For 4 & 5 year olds
Meets Wednesdays, 6:45 - 7:15 pm

Children will learn basic singing and musical skills as well as learning songs for worship. The choir sings in worship about every other month and at holidays.

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Christie Kelly, Director

Cherub Choir

For 1st and 2nd graders

Meets Wednesdays, 6:45 - 7:15 pm

The children in this choir continue to develop pitch accuracy, the ability to blend their voices with others, and learn to respond to the gestures of the director. As they learn how to praise God with their voices they will also be reinforcing the elements of melody, rhythm and musical form. The Cherubs sing in worship every month and some holidays.

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Marilyn Light, Accompianist

Junior Choir

For 3rd - 5th Graders
Meets Wednesdays, 6:45 - 7:30 pm

More advanced singing skills such as part singing and vocal production are emphasized. The children also learn more about connecting the music to the words and applying them to their daily lives. This choir sings in worship monthly and presents a musical during the year.


Director TBA

Cross Connection

For 6th - 12th Graders
Meets Sundays, 5:00 - 5:45 pm
This dynamic youth choir sings in worship twice per month during the academic year. Choir tours and special holiday events are part of the special experience of Cross Connection. 



Brian Rotz, Director

Junior Ringers

3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Chimes

This group learns the basics of ringing using hand chimes. The ringing technique is very similar to handbell ringing and prepares the children for the youth handbell groups. The choir plays in worship at holidays.

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Tom Sabatino, Director

Steve Campitelli, Accompianist

Chancel Choir

Rehearses Thursdays, 7:00 pm

The Chancel Choir carries with it a long tradition of choral singing and ministry.The choir sings a variety of musical styles centering around classical and traditional choral music. Choir members experience good choral techniques, group vocal building, and other musical skills while keeping a focus on ministry to the congregation. The Chancel Choir sings every Sunday at the 8:45 am worship service and presents several special music events through the church year.

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Andrew McMaster, Director

Praise Team

Rehearses Sundays at 9 am.

The Praise Team, singers and instrumentalists, provides special music and leads singing at the 11 am Contemporary Worship Service on Sunday mornings. Keyboards, guitar, bass and drums make up the band which accompanies the praise and worship music. The group sings and plays a variety of Contemporary Christian music styles.


Brian Rotz, Director

Carillon Choir

Rehearses Wednesdays, 7:30 pm

The Carillon Choir ministers to the congregation in worship on a monthly basis playing original compositions as well as arrangements of favorite hymns and choruses. The choir enjoys sharing creative and more advanced handbell techniques. On occasion, the choir takes their joy of ringing to other events and churches.

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Tom Sabatino, Director

Men's Ensemble

All men are welcome to participate in the ensemble. Meets the 3rd Saturday of each month and sings in worship on select Sundays.

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Tom Sabatino, Director

Special Ensembles

Special instrumental and voice ensembles form throughout the year to sing and play at a variety of services and events. 

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