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Our choir rehearses Wednesdays at 7:30, and Sunday mornings before service.

(This is a GREAT time to join up...)

Anthem Schedule

(click titles for audio or video demos)

April 16, 2017 (Easter Sunday)

 - Introit:  Alleluia Christ is Risen

 - Anthem: Resurrection Alleluias

April 9, Palm Sunday: "Let All The People Praise Thee", by Natalie Sleeth

            YouTube link: https://youtu.be/07ssymEc-cY

April 2: Special Music, "Precious Lord Take My Hand",  Michael-Phawnta Soakai

March 26 : How Beautiful, by Twila Paris  Here is a YouTube link: https://youtu.be/8zxbvb7P_iM

previous:

September 25           If My People, by Darlene Swanson (no demo available)

October 2                Journey in Peace, by Andy Beck & Ben Cohn [High Holy Days]

Prelude - Kol Nidrei on viola

October 9               Sea of Mercy, by Tom Fettke

October 16              "God and Dog" (Sylvia and Sandy)

October 23               We Will Be a Shelter, by Alan Pote and Tom Long

October 30               Just a Closer Walk with Thee, arranged by Jack Schrader

November 6             Prayer and Alleluia, by Keith Christopher

November 13          Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel, arranged by Roger Emerson

November 20          Simple Praise, by Craig Courtney [Thanksgiving is Nov 24th]

November 27         No Choir this week.
December 4          Be a Candle of Hope, by Becki Slagle Mayo        

December 11       Christmas Gift (click to listen)

December 18        Shepherd's Joy by Mark Hayes

[TBA  A Jubilant Song, by Mary Lynn Lightfoot]

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Past Weekly Anthems

(Here is a listing of our selections for each week, and where possible, listening samples are provided - click titles)

May 29, 2016 -Let Us Love One Another, by Arnold B Sherman

May 22, 2016 -Flying Free, by Douglas Wagner

May 15, 2016 - Gather the Spirit, by Jim Scott

May 8, 2016 - Viola/Piano selection

May 1, 2016 - You Are Mine, by David Haas

April 24, 2016 - Gift of Love, arr by Hal Hopson

April 17, 2016 - Wayne Howell will share a solo

April 10, 2016 - Sea of Mercy. Click to listen.

April 3, 2016 - Two Were Bound for Emmaus

Here's a video of the Notre Dame Folk Choir's version!

   

 

March 27, 2016 (Easter Sunday)

 - Introit:  Alleluia Christ is Risen

 - Anthem: Resurrection Alleluias

March 20, 2016 (Palm Sunday) -

Anthem: I Will Clap My Hands, by Joseph Martin

March 13, 2016 - If My People, by Darlene Swanson Lead Sheet

March 6, 2016 - God is Calling Us, by Natalie Sleeth

February 25, 2016 - Walk With Me, Lord, by Douglas Wagner Click title for sample

January 17, 2016 - Beautiful Savior, by David Allen. Click title for sample.

January 10, 2016 -The Gift of Love, by Hal Hopson. Though we are using "our own" arrangement, here is a recording which is similar: Click here to listen.

Or - Here is a video from Grace United Church singing the song, in a just slightly different arrangement:

 

December 13 - Christmas Gift (click to listen)

November 22 - Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

November 1st-  "Prayer and Alleluia" by Keith Christopher

October 25th - Journey in Peace

October 18th - Touch Me, Lord Jesus

October 11th - Just a Closer Walk with Thee

Here's a video performance with instruments and choir! - fun!

for audio only demo of Just a Closer Walk click here

For audio only of accompaniment only click here (it's a bit faster)

October 4th - We Will Be a Shelter, by Allen Pote and Tom Long

September 27th - Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

September 20th - Let All The People Praise Thee

 July 5 -Come Share the Lord, by Bryan Jeffrey Leach

June 21st -  "Prayer and Alleluia" by Keith Christopher

June 14th -Touch Me, Lord Jesus, by David Lantz III

June 7th - no choir - Viola Special Music - "Over the Rainbow"

May 31st - Flying Free. Click HERE to hear the song!  

May24th - Spirit of God (click title for demo)

May 17th - Sea of Mercy. Click to listen.

May 10th - Sleep Softly (click to listen to a MIDI synth recording). Click for PDF

May 3rd - Two Were Bound for Emmaus

April 26th - "Psalm 23" by Sylvia Lee Mann.

Choir Members - Get a practice audio file (MIDI) here.

Get a pdf here.

April 19th -Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel (scroll down this page to an earlier date for a video). We will also be singing "Daniel" along with  "Journey in Peace" (Click here to hear a sample) for the Bread on the Waters concert!

April 12th - We Will Be A Shelter (Click to Listen)

list for March 2015 and Easter: (Click titles to listen)

8th - Journey in Peace

15th - Jesus Paid it All

22nd - Oh How He Loves You and Me

29th -A Jubilant Song - video

(this first link goes to a you-tube video of a youth group performing the song - so it's all treble - but a good demo)

29th - A Jubilant Song - Audio demo only

note: this one has the opposite voicing (high vs low voices) compared to our version, but still is helpful!

APRIL 5th EASTER - Introit:  Alleluia Christ is Risen

April 5th EASTER - Anthem: Resurrection Alleluias

DEMOS

Sunday March 1st (click title for demo) - Journey in Peace

Sunday Feb 22nd - Just a Closer Walk With Thee

for audio only demo of Just a Closer Walk click here

For audio only of accompaniment only click here (it's a bit faster)

 "Just a Closer Walk With Thee" Click the Title for a demo. Accompaniment only demo (slightly faster) is HERE. - See more at: http://betheluccmusic.com/choir_resources/#sthash.lmNeYesz.dpuf

Sunday Feb 15th -(Click the title for a sample listen): Beautiful Savior 

Feb 8th - Sea of Mercy. Click to listen.

 Sunday, Feb 1, 2015

Come Share the Lord. Click for audio demo

Sunday Jan 25th

Let Us Love One Another by Arnold B Sherman

video:

Jan 11th, 2015: "Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?" arranged by Roger Emerson.

Here's a video of another small choir performing "Daniel";

This Sunday, 2nd Sunday of Advent:  "Pass the Advent Light", by Patrick M. Liebergen. Click for a demo!

Sunday November 30th, the first Sunday of Advent our newest musical ensemble, our vocal quartet, will sing the beautiful "Be a Candle of Hope", by Becki Slagle Mayo. Click for a demo!

Sunday November 16th, we sing Robert Lau's "Come Bless the Lord"

Sunday November 2nd, our anthem was "Celtic Communion", by Mark Hayes. Click HERE to listen

Sunday October 26th, we sing "The Gift of Love" ("Though I May Speak").      

Sunday October 19th, we sing "Sea of Mercy". Listen here (click)

Saturday October 4th: We sing for Clara Ledford's memorial service at 7pm, "Flying Free", by Don Besig. Click HERE to hear the song!  

and Sunday,October 5th: We sing "Only Begotten" from Dr. Mann's lenten cantata of the same name..

Sunday September 28th: Special music this week in honor of the Jewish High Holy Days - the Chancel Choir will sing one of our favorite, beautiful anthems, "Journey in Peace", by Andy Beck and Ben Cohn, a wonderful, tranquil setting of a Hebrew Prayer. Click here to hear a sample.

Sunday September 14th: , "We Will Be a Shelter", by Alan Pote. Click to listen to a sample

Sunday September 7th: "Prayer and Alleluia"

Sunday August 31st - Anthem"Jesus Paid it All" by Robert Sterling

Here is a video of this beautiful anthem:

 

Sunday August 24th - "Flying Free", by Don Besig. Click HERE to hear the song!

Sunday August 17th - "Healing Waters", by Travis Thompson

Sunday August 10th - "Give Me Ears to Listen", by Tim Smith

Here's the composer singing his own solo version on YouTube, and telling a bit of a story to go with it:

Sunday August 3rd - "The Gift of Love", by Hal Hopson.

 

Sunday July 13th -  "Journey in Peace", by Andy Beck and Ben Cohn, a beautiful, tranquil setting of a Hebrew prayer. Click here to hear a sample.

Sunday July 6th

If My People, by Darlene Swanson. Get a pdf of the choral part here.

June 15th  "Psalm 23" by Sylvia Lee Mann.

Choir Members -

Get a practice audio file (MIDI) here.

Get a pdf here.

 

May 31(Sat) and June 1 (Sun) -We sing "Amazing Grace" arranged by William Hall. On Saturday at 3pm, we will, at the request of the famioly join in the "Celebration of Life" for Eloise Kettenring by singing this song near the end of the service. Below is a YouTube video of the song, to help you prepare.

April 20th - Easter:

Our anthem is "Easter Alleluias" by Tom Fettke.

Click here for a sample for practice.

Easter Introit: Alleluia, Christ is Risen. Click for Audio Practice file. (remember we added a repeat - so there is a spliced repeat in this file - watch out - there may be a little audio bump...)

April 13, 2013. Palm Sunday.

Introit is "Hosanna". Audio sample coming soon, in the meantime- Click for a pdf.

April 6, 2013, "Upper Room", by Sylvia Lee Mann. Click for pdf.

Click here for audio practice file (midi/synth)

March 23, 2014, "Prayer and Alleluia"

March 16th, 2014,   "We Have Met to Worship", by Travis Boyd. (Click the title to hear a demo of the song by the composer!)

March 9th, 2014, "Journey in Peace", by Andy Beck and Ben Cohn, a beautiful, tranquil setting of a Hebrew prayer. Click here to hear a sample.

February 16th, 2014,  "Oh, How He Loves You and Me", by Kurt Kaiser. Click the title to listen...

February 9th, 2014,  "Flying Free" by Don Besig, Click HERE to hear the song!

Sunday November 24th

Craig Courtney's "Simple Praise". Have a listen to Hillcrest High School singing this lovely anthem:

Sunday November 17th

 "We Will Be a Shelter" (click the title to listen) by Tom Long and Alan Pote.

 

Sunday,October 27th

 "Whispering Hope, Wonderful Peace". Click the title to listen.

 

October 6th

 "Prayer and Alleluia" by Keith Christopher. (Click the title to listen.

 

Sunday, September 29th -

 "Abide With Me" ,arranged by Anna Laura Page. A hymn of the prayerful heart, Abide with Me is beautifully cast in this choral setting that is deeply expressive and at times sublimely eloquent. Click the title for a sample listen!

 

Sunday,September 15th -
 "Just a Closer Walk With Thee" Click the Title for a demo. Accompaniment only demo (slightly faster) is HERE.

 

Sunday, September 22nd -  "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus/Open Our Eyes" arranged by Brad Nix(click the title for a preview) in our morning worship.

 

Sunday July 14th -  "Journey in Peace", by Andy Beck and Ben Cohn, a beautiful, tranquil setting of a Hebrew prayer. Click here to hear a sample.

 

Sunday, June 30th -"Rise Above the Walls".  by Greg Gilpin - click title for audio sample

 

Sunday June 2nd - Anthem"Jesus Paid it All" by Robert Sterling

Here is a video of this beautiful anthem:

 

 

Sunday April 14th. Special Event - "Bread on the Waters" Benefit Concert will happen at 4pm at the First United Methodist Church of Upland - and Bethel's Chancel Choir is participating! We will be singing "We Will Be a Shelter" (click the title to listen) by Tom Long and Alan Pote.

 

Sunday March 31st - EASTER! - 2 Anthems. "Praise to the King", by Geoffrey P. Thurman, and "Glorious Savior" by Cindy Berry. Click the titles for audio samples.

 

 Sunday March 24th - Palm Sunday, featuring "Hosanna to the King of Kings" by Mark Patterson. Here's a really cute video of a unison children's version - not quite the same, but fun!

Hosanna to the King of Kings - Mark Patterson from Music@belpres on Vimeo.

 

 

Sunday March 17th- 

 "Before the Throne of God Above", arranged by Lloyd Larson (click the title for a preview) in our morning worship.

 

Sunday,March 3, 2013 

 

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

  •  "The Father's Beautiful World", by Travis Boyd in our morning worship. Two of the most beloved hymns with messages of God’s Creation and His majesty have been combined in this beautiful medley,  “The Father’s Beautiful World.” : “All Things Bright and Beautiful” and “This is My Father’s World.”  To learn more of the story behind this anthem, you might enjoy visiting the composer's  website and blog by clicking here.
  • Click on this picture to go to a video demo of the song:

 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

"Beautiful Savior". Click here to listen!

 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

 "Go Down Moses", arranged by Mark Hayes.

Here's an amazing performance video from YouTube, with the composer conducting the Lexington County Choral Society, in Lexington SC:

 

Sunday September 30, 2012

"Prayer and Alleluia" by Keith Christopher for our anthem.
Here is a video from Weaverville United Methodist performing this lovely anthem, please feel free to sing along!

 

September 9, 2012: Homecoming!

"Rise Above the Walls". Here is a sample audio - It has a nice introduction by the group's director and is accompanied by an instrumental recorded track - also, remember our ending is a little different (no key change - be at rehearsal!)

 

August 26:

"We Will Be a Shelter".

To help you practice, here is a video from youtube of this anthem: 

 

 

Sunday August 19:

"I am Here" by Travis Boyd.

Click here for practice audio/video(midi).

 

Sunday July 1, 2012

OK Folks - Special Chancel Choir rehearsal Saturday (June 30) at 12:30pm...We need ALL HANDS for this rehearsal, including all of you "sometimes singers"....something special this week - an awesome "Gospel Style" version of a classic - "Just a Closer Walk", arranged by Jack Schrader.  Come sing Saturday at rehearsal and Sunday at service, and bring your family and friends to Bethel Sunday! 

Here's a sample performance - listen!

 

Sunday June24, 2012

I Will Give Thanks to You, Lord. Piano Audio File HERE.

Sunday June 3, 2012

Out of Love, by Benjamin Harlan and John Parker Listen HERE

Sunday April 29, 2012

Psalm 23, by Sylvia Lee Mann. Get a practice audio file (MIDI) here.

 Get a pdf here.

Sunday April15, 2012

If My People, by Darlene Swanson. Get a pdf of the choral part here.

Sunday April 8, 2012

Celtic Communion by Mark Hayes. Hear a sample here

Sunday March 25, 2012

Journey in Peace - Hear a sample here

Sunday March 18, 2012

Near the Cross - Hear a sample here

Feb 19, 2012

A Prayer for the Saints - listen to a computer demo (MIDI)

Sunday Feb 12, 2012

River in Judea - Listen!

Sunday Jan 29, 2012

"Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us" - LISTEN here

Sunday Jan 15, 2012 MLK Day

Once I Had a Homeland pdf

 

Once_I_Had_a_Homeland_-_Barbara_Jarrell.mp4

 

Sunday Jan 8 2012 - 

Sanctus practice accompaniment

 

http://youtu.be/y4m5yNYo3hE