Miss the good ‘ole days singing in high school or college choir? Always wanted to sing in a choir but, never got up the nerve? Want to add some meaning and depth to the holiday season? Come join the Chancel Choir at Birmingham First! This season we are preparing Dan Forrest’s newest work, Lux: Dawn from on High, for performance with a full professional orchestra on Sunday, December 2. New members are always welcome but, are especially encouraged to join during October to prepare for this special presentation. Rehearsals are Wednesday nights beginning at 8 p.m. (We will meet Oct. 18 instead of Oct. 17 due to Rummage Sale.)
The Chancel Choir at Birmingham First is an 80 voice choir that sings a variety of music from the great classical masterworks to the newest high-quality church music. The choir regularly performs masterworks with professional orchestra and soloists. Recent large-scale productions have included Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, Schubert’s Mass in Ab, Handel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Rutter’s Magnificat, and the chorus parts in productions of Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, Puccini’s Tosca and La Boheme. The choir’s membership is 100% volunteer with everyone from professional opera singers to beginning amateurs on its roster.
We hope you will join us!
Questions? Please contact the music department.