Take 30 enthusiastic amateur singers, add four professional soloists and a Minister of Music with a thorough command of sacred music, and you have the Piedmont Community Church Chancel Choir. On a given Sunday, the choir may present works as diverse as a Tudor anthem by Byrd or a modern one by Britten or Ellington.
The soloists offer moving works by Vaughan Williams, Copland, Brahms, Mozart, and Bach, among others, and accompaniment frequently moves beyond the pipe organ to feature oboe, flute, strings, harp, brass, and other instruments. Traditional hymns are favorites to sing along with, and add to that the organ voluntaries composed by our Minister of Music, Stephen Main, and you have an unforgettable listening experience.
In addition to the Chancel Choir, worship at the church is graced with contributions from a Handbell Ensemble.
Visiting chamber orchestras are engaged twice a year for special Choir Sundays.
Church members cite the quality of our music as a principal reason they are drawn to the church, ranking it second in importance only to the Sunday service itself.
Piedmont Church is excited to announce the formation of Chrysalis Choir, a new vocal ensemble for youth grades 8-12.
This group will rehearse Wednesdays 5-6pm, and will focus on creating high production-value music videos as well as live performance. Basic music-reading skills are preferred.
Interested singers should contact Music Director Stephen Main at Steve@PiedmontChurch.org for more information and to schedule an audition.