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MUSIC MINISTRY

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CHANCEL CHOIR

Director:  Patty Fejes
Accompanist:  James Cain

The Lone Oak United Methodist Chancel Choir is an integral part of worship at LOUMC, leading hymns and providing an anthem from a wide range of musical styles for each Sunday’s worship service. This choral group also shares the Gospel through presenting a Christmas Cantata and Easter Cantata each year, inviting additional choir members and instrumentalists to join us for the season.

 

New members are welcome to join at any time during the year. Our choir members range in age and ability from high school to senior adults, and those who cannot read music to accomplished musicians. If you have a love for singing and wish to share your talents during worship, either all through the year or just through Advent season, please consider joining us!

 

The Chancel Choir meets to rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 7 – 8 p.m.

Contact Patty for more information.

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GOOD VIBRATIONS HANDBELL CHOIR

Director:  Donna Chu

Good Vibrations Handbell Choir is a diverse bunch of music lovers of all ages. What they have in common is a love of ringing and a desire to share God’s love through music. They have discovered a special camaraderie born of sharing bells and sheet music, laughter and fellowship. 

 

Ringers need to have had some musical training, no matter how long ago. The ability to read music is not required to join the handbell choir, but a basic understanding of note values and counting beats is helpful. Each ringer's notes are marked on the music, making it easy to follow.

Anyone who might be interested in joining can get a brief introduction to ringing before deciding to join. Beginner ringers are initially assigned a single bell, and given as much instruction, practice, and hand-holding (the non-ringing hand!) as needed.

 

The handbell choir was begun in 2003 as the result of a generous gift from the late Devida King in memory of her husband, Philip. They play several times a year for the congregation and occasionally accompany the chancel choir.

 

Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, except during the summer. New ringers are welcome at the beginning of each season in January and August/September. But be forewarned: bell ringing is habit-forming!

Email Donna if you would like more information.