Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir is a non-audition community of adult singers anchored by four professional section leaders. We lead vibrant congregational song and enhance worship with inspired music of all styles and eras. We welcome singers of all levels of training and experience, incorporating musical and vocal training into our rehearsals.

Rehearsals are Thursdays from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Choir Room.

Want to get involved? Have questions?

Contact Susan DeSelms

Upcoming Chancel Choir Events

January 21, 2021 - 7:15pm (Chancel Choir Rehearsal on Zoom)
January 28, 2021 - 7:15pm (Chancel Choir Rehearsal on Zoom)
February 4, 2021 - 7:15pm (Chancel Choir Rehearsal on Zoom)
February 11, 2021 - 7:15pm (Chancel Choir Rehearsal on Zoom)
February 14, 2021 (All day) (Collaboration with Temple Shir Tikva)

Latest Chancel Choir News

Join the Chancel Choir!
Posted: Sep 10 2020 - 4:36pm

We will begin our weekly Thursday Chancel Choir Zoom sessions next week, September 17 at 7:15pm. If you are interested in taking part, we'd love to have you! Each week, the choir meets together to sing, pray, learn some vocal technique, and work on music for collaborative recording projects. We will also resume group voice classes and musicianship classes starting at the end of September. Please contact Minister of Music Susan DeSelms at for the Zoom information.

Chancel Choir Online Classes
Posted: May 14 2020 - 8:03pm

Our choir section leaders, as well as our Assistant Music Director Josaphat Contreras are leading weekly small group music classes on Zoom. These are primarily for our choir members, but the classes are open to other church members who are interested. Please contact Minister of Music Susan DeSelms for more information at

Music Ministries Wish Tree
Posted: Nov 22 2019 - 1:44pm

This year, a Wish Tree will be added to our Marion Street lobby decorations. This is a tree of wishes for the various choirs we have at United Parish. What better time of year than now to put forth wishes for our choirs! There are color coded ornaments on the tree – Red for the Children and Youth Choirs wishes, Gold for the Bell Choir wishes, and Purple for the Adult choir wishes. Descriptions of what is wished for are on the back of the ornaments. Please feel free to look them over, and take any ornament with the wish item you would like to donate. Donations can be dropped off at the Church Office or Choir Room. Thank you for your support – it is greatly appreciated! Contact the Church Office at