The Chancel Choir leads music in worship most Sundays during the fall-winter-spring seasons and two or three times in the summer. This choir sings anthems from a traditional liturgical repertoire and is open to men and women with a heart for worship and love for singing. Our usual pattern is to sing for the 9:00 a.m. service, except for the first Sunday of each month, when we sing at 11:15 a.m. We also sing for both services on special occasions: Friendship Sunday, our annual Christmas cantata, Palm Sunday and Easter. Rehearsals are held Thursdays in the sanctuary. Led by Choral Minister Lynne Floyd.
Children’s Choir sings for Sunday worship once monthly. Many anthems are from the Gospel tradition. Children ages 4 to 14 are welcome to sing with this choir. Co-directed by Nichelle Rollins and Leola Wilkerson of Miracle Temple Church, New London.
Handbell Choir rings for Sunday worship about 8 times per year. These musicians play English handbells and handchimes. Adults and advanced youth ringers are part of this choir. Music reading instruction is available for aspiring ringers. Directed by Lynne Floyd.
Niantic Junior Ringers
Niantic Junior Ringers ring for Sunday worship about 8 times per year. These musicians play English handbells and handchimes. Youth in 4th through 12th grade are welcome to play in this group. Music reading skills are taught in the choir, with advanced ringers progressing into the Handbell Choir. Directed by Lynne Floyd.
Liturgical Dance shares their beautiful expression of worship as the spirit moves. This group is open to anyone, regardless of experience or physical limitation. For information, ask the church office or contact the Music and Worship Arts Committee.
Gospel Choir shares an anthem in Sunday worship once a month. Repertoire is Black Gospel, drawing from Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir and others. Women, men and teens are invited to participate (although a few good men have been hard to come by!) Spirited prayer is an essential component of all rehearsals. Co-directed by Nichelle Rollins and Leola Wilkerson of Miracle Temple Church, New London.
Agape is a vocal and instrumental choir for high school students. We tailor our arrangements to the interests and abilities of our musicians. Vocalists, pianists, guitarists, as well as string and band players can be part of this choir. Do you sing or play an instrument? Please contact Richard.
Ensembles & Soloists
Ensembles and Soloists are always welcome to share music during Sunday worship. We have been blessed with offerings as diverse as vocals, cello, flute, guitar, keyboard, harmonica, and African drum. Both youth and adults join in on praise band jamming; the church has Roland drums and Korg synthesizer. Support for interested musicians available from Richard Schenk, Lynne Floyd, Mary Mirecki, or we’ll find someone with knowledge in your area.
Men’s Choir shares anthems in worship as the spirit moves. Four-part Southern Gospel harmonies are featured by these singers. Co-directed by Nan Rigdon and Mary Mirecki.