The Chalmers Choir is a family within the congregational family. We care for each other and the wider community. Singing together helps to broaden and deepen our relationships with all Creation. Making music affirms and strengthens our connections as the Body of Christ and the Whole People of God. We welcome all who love to sing and to learn.
We strive to be expansive in our ministries, in the types and styles of music we offer, in respecting the gifts of all who feel called to share, and in the contexts where we make music. The choir has an integral part to play in Sunday morning liturgies, by leading in congregational singing and, typically, providing an anthem that reflects the theme of the service. Our rehearsals usually take place in non-Covid times from September through June on Thursday evenings from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m., and on Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Those who love to sing, but may not feel ready to commit to this rehearsal schedule, are welcome to join us on any Thursday evening at 7:15 p.m. for warm-up exercises that include light physical stretches, focussing the mind and spirit, and limbering up the voice. All are welcome to remain after these warm-ups to learn Sunday’s hymns and congregational songs along with the members of the choir. This can be a great way to learn some our new sacred songs, as well as sharing in the singing of well-loved, familiar hymns.
In addition, singers come together periodically to visit people identified by our pastoral care team who would appreciate the comfort and healing gift of music. Anyone can be part of this pastoral music ministry by letting David or another choir executive member know of your interest in being contacted when such opportunities arise.
The members of the 2018 choir executive are:
Ann Patteson, Chair
Mary Davis Little
Pat Boe, Librarian
Chalmers Flute Choir
(Temporarily halted until further notice, during Covid-19 pandemic.) The Chalmers Flute Choir, led by Bill Egnatoff, prepares a variety of music for our worship services and outreach. We rehearse most Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Chalmers from September through May. We play in the Sunday morning worship about once a month, at a mid-February event called “Love Songs and Delectables,” and on several occasions at residences for senior citizens. We use all the flutes from piccolo to bass. Sometimes one or more of our members plays with the adult choir. Our members vary widely in skill level. We share the fun and fellowship of playing in a group of just flutes. Occasionally we invite players of other instruments to join us. New members are welcome.
For more information, please contact Bill Egnatoff: egnatoff @ kingston.net