MISSION

Through the language of music, we aim to offer an engagingly fun way to learn and construct our association with God for all ages.

Children’s and Youth Choirs

Cherub Choir (K-2nd) is for our youngest singers. This semester we will continue using Prodigies curriculum (www.prodigies.com). This is a fun video-based interactive music learning program that focuses on pitch training & playing a pitched instrument during your child’s critical period for auditory development. We will play on the prodigies bells and learn music through story-songs, movement while enjoying games, activities, and crafts. Our goal is that every child develops a love of music in a “do unto others” environment. This group sings in worship every 8 weeks and at special events throughout the year.
 
Beginning on January 19, 2023.
 
Grade Level: K-2nd Grade
Musical Ability: All Levels
Rehearsals: Thursdays 4:30-5:15pm
Location: Choir Room
Director: Alma Chapman
 
Voices in Praise (3rd-6th) is a choir where kids can learn the fundamentals of music while praising God through some of the finest (and funnest!) choral music available. We will be using Prodigies curriculum (www.prodigies.com) as supplemental material. This is a video-based interactive music learning program that teaches kids how to read music, sing in tune, sing and use hand signs for solfège Do Re Mi, to make pitch development concrete, memorable and fun. We’ll sing folk songs, play music games, play on the prodigies desk bells, celebrate the holidays, and more! This group sings in worship every 8 weeks and at special events throughout the year.
 
Beginning on January 19, 2023
 
Grade Level: 3rd-6th Grade
Musical Ability: All Levels
Rehearsals: Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm
Location: Choir Room
Director: Alma Chapman
Contact: Korrie Yamaoka
 
POLYPHONIX (7th-12th) is our youth vocal ensemble (inspired by the popular group Pentatonix) and performs modern choral renditions of sacred and secular songs. We will be using Prodigies curriculum (www.prodigies.com) as supplemental material to make learning more fun and memorable. This group performs in worship every 8 weeks and at special events throughout the year. We welcome all experience levels and are open to all members of the community.
 
Beginning on January 22, 2023
 
Grade Level: 7th-12th Grade
Musical Ability: All Levels
Rehearsals: Sundays 12:15-1:15pm
Location: Choir Room
Director: Alma Chapman
Contact: Korrie Yamaoka
 

Adult Choir

Sanctuary Choir is a mixed choir that provides musical leadership for the 9:30am Sunday worship service.  Additionally, the Sanctuary Choir presents works with professional orchestra and soloists for Christmas and Holy Week each year as well as a Summer POPS program.  This is a non-audition group and music reading is not a requirement.  All we ask is that you bring a good heart, a good ear, and a willingness to learn.   This choir operates under a trimester system (Aug-Dec, Jan-Jun, and Summer) and rehearses Sunday mornings from 8:30-9:30am in the Chapel.
 
Additional: Non-Audition Group
Musical Ability: Beginning-Advanced
Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm
Location: Choir Room
Director: Korrie Yamaoka
 
Sisters In Song is a women’s ensemble that is dedicated to a broad spectrum of musical styles and periods from the Renaissance to today.  This group is an outreach of the church and frequently performs at denominational conferences, concerts, and other outreach events in addition to worship services at FUMCCV.   Sisters in Song is open to advanced singers from the church and community. 
 
Additional: Audition Group
Musical Ability: Intermediate-Advanced
Rehearsals: Monday’s 7:00-9:00p
Location: Choir Room
Director: Michiko Lohorn

Small Ensemble

The Crossing Band leads worship for The Crossing, a modern worship community featuring a relaxed worship style and thoughtful message by Lead Pastor, Brian Parcel.  Led by Korrie Yamaoka, the band covers a broad range of today’s musical styles including music by Urban Rescue, Gungor, City Allight, Lauren Daigle, and others.
 
Additional: Audition Group
Musical Ability: Intermediate-Advanced
Rehearsals: Sundays 9:00a-11:00a
Location: Fellowship Hall
Director: Korrie Yamaoka
The Celebration Handbells are a diverse group of musicians that play together in worship once a month.
 
Additional: Audition Group
Musical Ability: Intermediate-Advanced
Rehearsals: Tuesdays 4:30-5:30p
Location: Choir Room
Director: Joanne Hammond

Seasonal Choirs

Easter Choir
Come lift your voice in song during Easter season! This 8-week Easter choir will be a place where we can encounter the beauty and power of joining our voices together in song, learn choral technique and harmony singing, and celebrate the season of Lent and Holy Week together. We welcome all ability levels, teenage to adult. Free to participate. Childcare provided.
 
Additional: Non-Audition Group
Musical Ability: Beginning-Advanced
Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7-8:30pm Feb16, 23; March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Apr 6
Performance Dates:
April 2 (Palm Sunday) – 9:30am service
April 9 (Easter Sunday) – 9:30am service
One Sunday TBA in March
Location: Choir Room
Director: Korrie Yamaoka
 
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Christmas Choir
Come lift your voice in song this holiday season! This 7-week Christmas choir will be a place where we can encounter the beauty and power of joining our voices together in song, learn choral technique and harmony singing, and celebrate the joyous Christmas season together. We welcome all ability levels, teenage to adult. Free to participate. Childcare provided.
 
Additional: Non-Audition Group
Musical Ability: Beginning-Advanced
Rehearsals: TBD
Performances: TBD
Location: Choir Room
Director: Korrie Yamaoka