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The Chancel Choir is a non-auditioned choir of adult and high-school aged singers as well as 4 professional singers / section leaders that sing weekly from September through May in Sunday morning services. In the 2016-17 season, the choir will be focused on 16th Century English choral music, a Bach Cantata, contemporary gospel music and spirituals, and newly composed classical music. The choir will also continue its partnership with People’s Presbyterian Church, Denver’s historical African-American congregation, to present several concerts and combined services throughout the year, including a gospel brunch.
The choir is open to all without audition or previous musical training, with weekly rehearsals on Wednesday from 7:00-9:00pm in the choir room, and at 9:30am on Sunday morning in the sanctuary. The choir does not rehearse or sing in services from June-August.
The house band is an ensemble made up of professional musicians that accompanies the choir once per month and plays for outdoor services and special events. The ensemble primarily plays gospel, soul, and folk music, but also performs 80s and 90s rock at our live band karaoke events and jazz at our art openings. The group rehearses on from 8:00am-10:15am on the Sunday mornings in which they play in service.
The summer choir sings in services from July-August from 9:30-10:15 and is open to all. All music is learned on the morning in which it is sung. The summer choir is offered as a great, low-commitment way to experience choral singing.