“I love singing in the Chancel Choir and being involved in the music program,” says Robyn Aydelott. “I really missed that after college.
“To be honest, I was a little nervous about singing. I didn’t even really know what section I should be in, soprano or alto, but Dr. Panciera said to just come to a rehearsal and try it. No auditions. It was easy as that.
“Everyone was so welcoming. Now it really is one of my favorite things to do at Boston Avenue.”
“Singing, for me, is a great way to worship and to bring worship to others,” adds Kelly Borycki. “I like the companionship - being part of a community.”
Both Chapel Choir (youth) and Chancel Choir (adults) began rehearsals on Wednesday, and all who like to sing are welcome. Both are starting fresh this month and are eagerly seeking new members. It’s a great time to join!
Both choirs meet on Wednesdays - Chapel at 6:00 and Chancel at 7:30 p.m.
“I especially like being a part of the annual Christmas presentation of Messiah,” says George Deal. “It’s a bonus to be with so much wonderful talent that we are blessed with in Chancel Choir and to sing with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra.
“I came from a musical family and I’m the only one of seven who did not keep up a musical instrument. Singing in Chancel Choir gives me a way of pursuing music.”
“I remember the first time I ever sang Messiah,” adds Robyn. ” Wow - I was so excited and intimidated! After that performance ended with the “Hallelujah” chorus - what a blessed feeling!”
“We really need singers in this all-important ministry,” says Dr. Joel Panciera. “Even if you have not sung in the past, you are welcome. No audition is needed! Our role is to lead in worship, and August is the best and easiest time to give us a try!”
“I love the challenge of new pieces of music that Dr. Panciera gives us,” Robyn shares. “He’s always so positive and confident that we can do it! It’s a challenge and activity that I get to enjoy just for myself!
“I have also enjoyed getting to know new people that I otherwise wouldn’t have an opportunity to meet. There are truly some wonderful and fascinating people and life stories that make up our Chancel Choir family!”
“If you enjoy making music and working with great people, we have a spot for you,” adds Dr. Panciera. “Sign up on the music page of our website; phone 918-699-0139; email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or just come!"