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Grace UMC's Senior Choir is a breath of fresh air. The voices of the choir members blend seamlessly to produce beautiful music that has the ability to transport the listeners. The choir provides weekly music for Sunday worship and also for special events such as the Annual Christmas Concert. The Director is Lisa D'Archangelis who conducts rehearsals Wednesday nights at 7pm. New members are welcome, and anyone interested in joining the choir is encouraged to contact Lisa after worship on Sundays mornings or by leaving a message for her at the church office.

Our Children's Choir (The Nightingales) is made up of children from preschool-age through elementary-age. It provides fun faith-filled music for the worship services on a monthly basis. The Director is Christine Frazee, accompanied by Sharon Phillips on the guitar. Practices are on alternating Thursdays (6:15-7pm) and new members are welcome. Christine and Sharon can be contacts by leaving a message at the church office.

Music Ministry Opportunities 

New members are always welcome for the ensembles below. The ability to read music is not a requirement though is helpful. Please contact the Music Director for more details or to join. The more, the merrier!

 

Grace UMC Choir

This choir provides weekly music for Sunday worship and also for special events such as the Annual Christmas Concert. Choir rehearsals are typically on Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm. Music consists of hymns, anthems, spirituals, masterworks, and traditional repertoire. The choir is accompanied by pianist Adrienne Seymour.

 

Grace UMC Contemporary Worship Ensemble

The Grace UMC Contemporary Worship Ensemble is open to choir members and congregation, singing contemporary or non-traditional worship music during their rehearsals and for service. Other instrumental and vocal opportunities exist within the ensemble. Sharon Phillips leads and accompanies on guitar.

 

Grace UMC Children’s Choir “The Nightingales”

Our Children’s Choir, “The Nightingales” is made up of children from pre-school age through elementary-age. It provides fun faith-filled music for the worship services on a monthly basis, accompanied by our various Grace UMC musicians. Practices are held on Thursday evenings or Sunday mornings, times TBA, for a specified number of weeks. These are announced and vary as planning develops for certain performances.

 

Handbell Choir

The Bell Choir is made up of adult members who play on special occasions. Interested youth can contact the director as well or leave a message at the church office. Handbell group meets on an ad-hoc basis. These dates will be announced as planning develops. Please contact if interested in joining.

 

Grace UMC Chamber Ensemble

The Grace UMC Chamber Ensemble offers an outlet for instrumental musicians to partake in the weekly worship services or special events, with opportunities for more frequent summer involvement. Instrumental music further adds diversity, reflection, and interest in our worship. Some folks sing for praises and prayers, and others use their instruments. If you play flute, violin, cello, clarinet, trumpet, or another instrument(s) at any level, or know someone who does, please contact/have them contact the director to join. These groups meet on an ad-hoc basis on Thursday evenings. These are announced as planning develops.

 

All groups are led by Music Director JoAnna Cochenet unless otherwise indicated. Please Contact Us if you would like to get in touch with JoAnn.

 

 


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16 Hillcrest Drive
Ravena, NY
518-756-6688

 

 

 

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