Great Choices for Summer Church Choirs

church_choirWith summer fast approaching, many churches are nearing the end of the traditional “choir year.”  Keep your choristers active during the summer by featuring them on a few services throughout the season – your congregation will thank you!  Cancel your mid-week rehearsal and meet before the Sunday service to work up an easily-prepared anthem from one of these choral collections:

Small But Mighty, arranged by Craig Courtney, contains 10 popular Beckenhorst Press anthems carefully adapted for 2-part and SAB choirs.  Check out Volume II for further options.

Jack Schrader’s Easy Choir series from Hope Publishing has been a long-time best-seller.  The latest edition is Easy Choir Volume 7, which includes 10 anthems.  Don’t miss the first six volumes for more programming ideas.

One Rehearsal Wonders contains everything from contemporary chorals for worship to expressive songs of devotion and praise, all in high-quality 2-part, SAB and simple SATB arrangements.  These 8 anthems (and a bonus benediction) are easily learned, and this collection is a valuable budget-stretcher.  Volume 2 continues the series with even more possibilities!

Summertime is also a great opportunity to feature your women’s and men’s sections separately (essentially giving half of your choir a week off).  For ladies’ groups try Women in Song, and Singing Men for your gentlemen.  Both are available in three volumes, so you’re sure to find the perfect anthem for any liturgical occasion.

For more summertime suggestions for your church choir, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, or email us. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!


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