MCCL News Blog

MCCL Singer Reflections Fall 2020

Although the fall 2020 MCCL semester held challenges that included wearing masks, physical distancing, smaller groups, and a shorter semester, MCCL singers and staff embraced the challenges as opportunities for growth. We are full of gratitude…

MCCL Fall Concert Showcase Video Release

While the fall MCCL season seemed uncertain, we were driven by the power of music, community, and faith to provide excellent and safe choral training. The resulting experience has been extraordinary–such beauty amidst trials! Every Tuesday…

MCCL Fall Concert Showcase

Each Tuesday evening this fall, over 100 children and youth from the Mennonite Children’s Choir of Lancaster (MCCL) spread out to fill the parking lots of Blossom Hill Mennonite Church and Neffsville Mennonite Church with joyful…

Making Music Together with Joy

MCCL is eager to connect with singers and families for the 2020-2021 choir season! We recognize more than ever the importance of music, community, and faith. As in-person singing performances and rehearsals around the world are…

MCCL Fall 2020 Plans – Information Session

Recognizing more than ever the importance of music, community, and faith, the Mennonite Children’s Choir of Lancaster is pleased to announce an informational session and conversation about our fall choral training plans. Join us on Tuesday,…

Virtual Choir Project

We are beyond excited to share this video with you. After technical glitches (way more than anticipated), our MCCL virtual choir performance of “Praise His Holy Name” is finally complete! Singers and staff worked this spring…

Unexpected Song…Day 5…June 12

Unexpected Songs in Uncertain Times MCCL singers and staff kept singing throughout spring 2020 with creativity, commitment, and resourcefulness. Music staff adapted to providing high caliber choral instruction through technology from a distance. Singers invested time…

Carol Choir

Unexpected Song…Day 4…June 11

Singing with excellence MCCL’s mission is training children and youth to glorify Jesus Christ through excellent choral singing. Currently, MCCL is comprised of three auditioned and performing choirs and three non-auditioned classes for singers in kindergarten…

Summer Tour Main

Unexpected Song…Day 3…June 10

Each voice is needed to sing in harmony MCCL singers represent 65 congregations, 45 schools, and 13 denominations. We are grateful to be a place where children and youth from varied backgrounds learn excellent choral skills…

Rosemary Blessing leads the choir in singing at the palace of Prince Dipokusomo of the Surakarta Sultanate. Photo by Beth Hake.

Unexpected Song…Day 2…June 9

Forming Faith through Music We are excited to begin day two of our five-day celebration. Music profoundly impacts who we are. In particular, songs of faith provide us with ways to rejoice, lament, grieve, celebrate, and…