Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth! Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy. Psalm 100:1-2
The Chancel Choir sings each Sunday in Sanctuary Worship at 11 a.m. The choir presents music of varied styles and with varied accompaniment as well as major works and special services. July is their vacation month.
The Chancel Choir meets to rehearse on Wednesday nights from 6:45-8:15 pm in the Undercroft Room.
Chancel Ringers Bell Choir
The East Heights Bell Choir is an intermediate and advanced mixed adult choir. The Chancel Ringers meet on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
Children's Music Ministries
Children’s choirs and activities are available for children 4 years – 5th grade on Wednesday evenings during the school year upstairs in The Summit:
6:00 p.m. Children’s choirs:
Heart and Soul Singers (2nd – 5th grade)
Rainbow Choir (4 years – 1st grade)
6:30 p.m. Small groups for all children
Youth Music Ministries
5:30 p.m. Youth Praise Band rehearsal
6:15 p.m. Young Spirit Choir
Casavant Pipe Organ
The sanctuary chancel organ was built by the firm Casavant Freres, of St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada. Opus 2617 was installed in 1960 and was designed and voiced by Lawrence Phelps, then tonal director of the company.
The balcony/antiphonal organ is also by Casavant, Opus 3549, and was installed in 1981, a gift of the Pickrell family. At that time, the chancel organ was enlarged and re-voiced, and a new 4-manual console was built.
The chancel console was later upgraded in 1994 with an SSL control system.
The balcony organ functions as the antiphonal division of the main chancel organ.
View the Organ Specification.
Casavant Organ ~ No 2617, 1960 East Heights United Methodist Church
Antiphonal Organ ~ No 3549, 1981 Wichita, Kansas
1981 Upgrades and Additions ~ 1994 Chancel Console rebuilt with addition of SSL Memory