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Choirs

CHANCEL CHOIR


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  The Knollwood Chancel Choir is a forty-five-voice ensemble of adult singers. Since its beginning in 1957 the Chancel Choir has maintained high standards of performance of the sacred choral repertoire.

  The primary responsibility of this choir is to provide musical leadership in worship each Sunday. In addition, the group sings in the Christmas Festival in December and frequently presents a choral service in the spring. Weekly rehearsals are scheduled each Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 p.m., September-June.  The choir rehearsal room is on the second floor of the Christian Education building (Building B) at the top of the main (north end) stairway. 

  The Chancel Choir sings a variety of anthem literature for worship-classics of the historic periods, spirituals, hymn arrangements, and present-day choral music from the pens of such composers as Beck, Borwick, Clausen, Distler, Durufle, Hayes, Marshall, Pelz, Rutter, Scott, Thompson, Wilberg, Wood and others.

  The choral presentations of major works with orchestra have included Messiah, The Creation, Elijah, Vivaldi's Gloria, Rutter's Gloria, Fauré's Requiem, Rutter's Requiem, Schubert's Mass, Rene Clausen's A New Creation, and Bach cantatas.

  Auditions are not required. Interested singers are encouraged to contact our Minister of Music,  Ken Wilson.

 
 
 
  Clicking the linking text above will take you to the Knollwood Chancel Choir's online directory. This page has been password protected for the privacy of our members so when the page loads you will be prompted for a email/username and password. This information has been distributed through the Newsletter to all Choir Members starting October 7th. The information provided has been determined by an opt-in sign-up sheet passed around during several Chancel Choir practices, and drawn from the Knollwood database. If there is an error in your information or you would like to opt-in for providing additional information, you can contact the Music department webmaster Here.
 
 
   The link above will connect you to a condensed listing of all anthems for the 2016 - 2017 Choir Season. This listing contains the titles for every Sunday Anthem being sung by the Chancel Choir from September 25th, 2016 to June 4th, 2014. Also included are URL links to recordings of many of the Chancel Choir Anthems. 
 
   Below are the Anthems Scheduled for the Next Two Months. Included with most Anthems are set of links to an image of the front cover, a Mp3 recording, and a Youtube Video. In most cases the Mp3 recordings are of higher quality, but the Youtube videos are easier to access. To see the front cover or hear a recording of anyAnthem click any 'Blue' link. While Youtube links should auto-play, when visiting Mp3 link you will need to look briefly around the page for any link labeled as Mp3, recording, play audio sample, or something similar.Though you may notice price listings on the page, as these are often the publisher's or composer's websites, these are only used for buying the physical anthem, and you can listen to the audio samples free of charge.
 
   Please Note that many anthems for the 2015 - 2016 season may only have one link available. Should an image or recording type not be available the text will remain 'Black'. 
 

March/April 2017

3/5      "Beneath the Cross of Jesus" ... arr. Albert Travis

3/12    (Men's Choir)

3/19    (Youth Choir)

3/26    (Children's Choir)

4/2      Requiem Festival

4/9      (Palm Sunday TBD)

4/13    "Ubi Caritas) ... James Biery

4/13    "Jesus, Our Lord is Crucified" ... Maxcine Posegate

4/16    "An Easter Symphony" ... arr. Milton Rusch

4/16    "Resurrection Day" ... Z. Randall Stroope

4/23    "Easter Anthem" ... William Billings

4/23    "Earth, Earth, Awake: Your Praises Sing" ... Sally Ann Morris

4/30    "Emerald Stream" ... Seth Houston

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