Musical Ensembles

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Join a musical ensemble at FCC!

Chancel Choir:chancelchoir
The Chancel Choir offers music for the Sunday service and other special services throughout the year. All that is required is an enjoyment of choral singing and a serious commitment to Wednesday evening rehearsals and Sunday morning services. This SATB vocal ensemble offers music for the 11:00 am Sunday service and other special services.
No audition is required.
Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm in the Music Room from September through May. All singers are welcome!
Contact: Mandy Todd, Director of Music and Arts, (719) 635.3549| Mandy@fcucc.org

Bells of Saint Vrain:
First Congregational Church has two great handbell choirs — The Daytime and the Nighttime Bells of Saint Vrain.
The Bell Choirs usually perform during the fall, winter and spring once a month for worship at 8:30 am and 11 am.
Requirements for Nighttime Ringers:
Instrumental background and ability to read music and be comfortable with 3⁄4, 4/4, and 6/8 meter. Rehearsals: Tuesday nights 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Music Room from September through May.
Requirements for Daytime Ringers:
All are welcome. No previous handbell experience is necessary, although some musical background would help to make ringing a more successful experience. Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm in the Music Room from September through May.
Contact: Mandy Todd, Director of Music and Arts, (719) 635-3549| Mandy@fcucc.org

Flute Choir:FCC-Flute-Choir-July-2008-1
The Flute Choir performs at the 8:30 am and 11:00 am services, usually once a month.
Requirements:
Intermediate level flute players with two to three years of playing experience. High school students are welcome and younger players that are taking private lessons are also invited.
Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm in The Dwelling Place
Needs: the Flute Choir would love to have some new members!
Contact: Phyllis White, Flute Choir Director, (719) 522-0153 | Phyllisvwhite@gmail.com

Joyful Noise Children’s Choir:Joyful Noise - Copy
The Joyful Noise Children’s Choir has almost tripled in size over the last 2 years! In order to serve our children better, we have now divided Joyful Noise into two choirs.
Rehearsals: (Preschool/Kindergarten/1st Grade) Tuesdays, 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm  | (2nd/3rd/4th/5th Grade) Tuesdays, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Preschool/Kindergarten/1st Grade: This rehearsal includes learning the basics of vocal technique, playing 
musical instruments like boom whackers, hand chimes, percussion, as well as musical games and movement. This focused, thirty minute rehearsal is perfect for younger children who are just starting out in the world of music. They explore how music can be used to praise God and honor each other. Sometimes these students meet with the older students, and other times, these students meet separately to focus on age-appropriate music and skills.
2nd/3rd/4th/5th Grade: During the first 30 minutes of this rehearsal, students focus on singing and vocal technique. During the second half of the rehearsal, students are learning to play handbells and hand chimes. Throughout these rehearsals, students are learning music theory and technique, as well as having opportunities to play percussion instruments, create their own music, dance, sing in foreign languages & learn about other cultures all in a spirit of worship.
Contact: Mandy Todd, Director of Music and Arts, (719) 635-3549| Mandy@fcucc.org

Out Loud: Colorado Springs Men’s Chorus:Out-Loud_5857-e1347678343238
The Out Loud Men’s Chorus uses First Congregational as its rehearsal and performance venue. It is an outside group, part of the Rocky Mountain Arts AssociationA community chorus of the Pikes Peak region, Out Loud is organized to provide the opportunity for gay men and their friends to sing together. Out Loud sings for many events throughout the region as well for church services and presents several concerts a year. The chorus was established at First Congregational Church.
An audition is required for membership in the chorus.
Rehearsals: Mondays, 6:30 pm in the Founders’ Room at FCC.
Contact: Eric Attard eric.attard@gmail.com


Sing Me To Heaven – June 3, 2016End of Year Concert 2016

Members of the Chancel Choir, Joyful Noise Children’s Choir, Women’s & Men’s Ensembles, and Bells of Saint Vrain Handbell Choir performed their End of Year program on June 3, 2016.  
Musical Director: Mandy Todd 

 

 


Come Unto Me – May 29, 2015Concert Poster 2015 FINAL

Members of the Chancel Choir, Joyful Noise Children’s Choir, Women’s & Men’s Ensembles, and Bells of Saint Vrain Handbell Choir performed their End of Year program on May 29, 2015 to a very receptive and large audience!  
Musical Director: Mandy Todd 
Accompanist: Scott Christiansen


 With One Voice – May 30, 2014

Members of the Chancel Choir, Joyful Noise Children’s Choir, Women’s & Men’s Ensembles, and Bells of Saint Vrain Handbell Choir performed their End of Year program on May 30, 2014 to a large audience!  We were also thrilled to welcome a large group of instrumentalists: Kyle Gregory, Sarah Moore, Bev Beal, Lee & Pam Lehmkuhl, Mary Jane Ray, Ben Broadbent, Shauna Smith, Kristen Downs, Ingrid Rodgers & Paul Rule.
Musical Director: Mandy Todd 
Accompanist: Scott Christiansen


Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord – June 30, 2013

Members of the Chancel Choir, Joyful Noise Children’s Choir, Bells of Saint Vrain Handbell Choir and the Flute Choir shared special music during Sunday services and at our end-of-year concert “Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord” on June 30, 2013.


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