about choirs

The old model of choir membership must change. There will always be choir members who show up every Wednesday, and then show up every Sunday, because that is what they do. Praise God for them. All are welcome to sing in the choir, all means all. In the modern day choir, one in which we need members to join our ranks more than ever, the rules have changed.

You are welcome to join the choir even if

 You can’t make rehearsal, but you can sing on Sunday. Do you read music or have significant choir experience? This membership category is for you and I welcome you to join our ranks.  Besides, the ½ hour before worship that we gather is still a rehearsal, too!

You travel to Florida for the winter. Okay, so you’re gone for three months. No worries, you are still welcome.

You attend the 8:15 worship service and like that. Great! Our choir sings about six 8:15’s a year. You would be welcome to join us on those six Sundays!

You only want to sing with the choir on Christmas Eve, and are willing to participate in a few rehearsals leading up to the holiday. And how! I wish more people would do this! Same goes for Easter, too. You’re not a superstar singer? You are not incredibly talented? But you love to sing? Yes! You are welcome!

You can only make one rehearsal, and one Sunday per month. I will be the first to tell you that we could use you on that one Sunday you are available! You can only sing two Sundays per month? Sure!

Westminster Choir

is for children in kindergarten through 5th grades. The Choir is directed by the awesome Kelli Fry and the amazing Carrie Allio. They sing monthly in Worship Service throughout the school year. Rehearsals are Sunday mornings at 9 – 9:30 AM in the Choir Room during the school year.

Youth Bell Choir

directed by the fantastic Eileen House, is for Middle and High school students. Rehearsals are to be determined. 

Chancel Choir

Directed by multi-talented Mark McKeever, is for high school and college students, and above. These choir members sing in either the 8:15 or 11 AM worship service every Sunday, September through May.Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 PM in the Choir Room.High school students are especially encouraged to join. I know firsthand the benefits of singing in a church choir while attending high school. The most talented musicians I knew in my high school choir also sang in their church choir on the weekends!

Bells of Celebration

Directed by the marvelous Eileen House, is an adult handbell choir. They play monthly September through May. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:00 PM in the Conference Room. If you wish to join this ensemble, and have no prior ringing experience, Eileen will set up personal lessons with you so that you might become acclimated to bell ringing!

Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church
300 East Simpson Street | Mechanicsburg, PA 17055