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
Christie Kelly, Director
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.
Marilyn Light, Accompianist
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.
Tom Sabatino, Director
Steve Campitelli, Accompianist
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.
Andrew McMaster, Director
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
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.