Adult Music Ensembles
Village Choir sings for 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m. Sunday worship services (choir members choose which service they sing). Rehearsals are Thursdays, September through May, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The choir is open to all without audition. In addition to Sunday services, the choir presents several concerts each season and a highly anticipated annual Christmas Concert, Tidings of Joy.
Chamber Choir is an option for Village Choir members who want to sing more challenging music. The choir rehearses Thursday evenings (following the Village Choir rehearsal) from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Major works performed in recent seasons include the St. John and St. Matthew Passions of J. S. Bach, Mendelssohn’s St. Paul, Alice Parker’s Sermon From the Mountain, and requiems of Maurice Duruflé, Gabriel Fauré, and John Rutter.
Once-A-Month Choir is a great entry or re-entry ensemble for adults who want to sing, but may not have enough time available for an every week commitment. The ensemble rehearses Wednesdays September through May, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 15. The choir sings for 9:30 a.m. worship one Sunday each month.
Summer Choir sings for worship in June and July. Rehearsals are held 30 minutes before each service. The music is not difficult, but adds beauty and joy to summer services. Anyone who likes to sing – children through adults – is welcome.
Village Brass Rehearses Wednesdays September through May, 7 to 8:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary, and performs in worship monthly. Contact Matthew Shepard for more information.
Village Ringers Advanced five-octave handbell choir, rehearses Wednesdays September through May, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in the choir room (room 11). Performs at the 9:30 worship service one time each month.
Morning Bells Intermediate level handbell choir, rehearses Wednesdays September through May, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the choir room (room 11). Performs at the 8 a.m. worship service one time each month.
Kansas City Wind Symphony
Kansas City Wind Symphony is an auditioned forty-five piece wind ensemble in residence at Kansas City Wind Symphony is an auditioned forty-five piece wind ensemble in residence at Village Church. Under the artistic direction of Dr. Phil Posey, the ensemble presents three or four public concerts annually at Village Church, performs throughout the metropolitan area, and occasionally travels to out of state venues for performances, including a 2009 appearance at Carnegie Hall. The ensemble is open to any member of the community through competitive auditions.