Chancel Choir

Join the Chancel Choir!

This 100-plus-member choir performs a a wide variety of music. From sacred traditional anthems by famous composers to music hot off the press. The choir is joined by professional section leaders and often accompanied by musicians playing flutes, brass, and percussion instruments as well as piano and organ. 

Due to COVID-19 and the impact it has on group singing, we will not be rehearsing for worship services or concerts until such activity is declared safe or a vaccine is available to prevent the contraction of the virus. We continue to gather online on a weekly basis in order to stay in touch. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Music Ministry.

Chancel Choir Anthem Schedule


  • Do I have to audition to join the Chancel Choir?
    No audition required, but you should be able to read music.
  • Do I have to be a member of First Church?
    No church membership is required to join the choir.
  • When are the rehearsals?
    Weekly rehearsals on Thursdays, 7–9 PM, and Sundays, 7:30–8:20 AM, in the Music Center (Campus map).
  • How can I join?
    Register at 6:50 PM on Thursday, just prior to the rehearsal, or email Dr. Stan Wicks to register for the 7:30 AM Sunday rehearsal.
  • How soon may I start to perform?
    Before performing you will need to attend two rehearsals.
  • How often does the choir perform?
    The Chancel Choir sings every Sunday, 10 months/year.
  • Does the choir perform at all services?
    The choir members sing at two services and and are encouraged to participate in both, with the opportunity to leave soon after the anthem is sung at the second service.
  • How much does it cost?
    There is no cost to join the choir.
  • Where can I get the music?
    Email librarian Janine Burch for sheet music.

For more information contact 
Stan WicksDirector of Worship Music and Arts
619-297-4366, x 135