Sing praises to our God, sing praises!
Sing praises to our King, sing praises!
The Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church Liturgical Choir sings at all services and liturgies throughout the year, adding to the quality of the liturgical life of the parish. Liturgical Choir is an important ministry of the parish as we are all called to serve one another with our time, talent and treasure.
The Liturgical Choir is made up of talented and dedicated singers who come from a variety of musical backgrounds. Some members have been singing in an Orthodox choir since their youth while others only started singing when they joined this choir. All are united to one another by their desire to serve the Lord in song.
The HTOC Liturgical Choir rehearses on Thursday nights during the school year (Mid Sept.-June) from 7:30-9:30 p.m., and as needed before major feasts. Sunday warm-ups begin 40 minutes prior to the beginning of Divine Liturgy. Rehearsals are essential to forming choir unity and developing musically and spiritually. Regular attendance at rehearsals is expected by all member of the choir members.
Welcome One & All
All are welcome to join rehearsals. Regular Liturgical Choir membership is determined by the choir director with the blessing of the parish rector. While previous music or singing experience is helpful, it is not a requirement. Many of the this choir's strongest singers have learned "on the job," so to speak. Don't let a lack of musical training keep you from singing praises to God. Come and see (and sing!)
Children in grades 4 through 8 are encouraged to participate in the HTOC children's choir, "Cherubim & Seraphim." The Cherubim & Seraphim rehearse on the first Sunday of the month during the school year. Rehearsals are incorporated into the regular Church School curriculum and begin promptly at 9:05 am. The Cherubim & Seraphim sing at selected HTOC liturgies and services.
For more information about the HTOC Liturgical Choir or the children's Cherubim & Seraphim, contact Bill Nowling: firstname.lastname@example.org or (517) 488-8886.