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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…

Unexpected Song…Day 1…June 8

Excellent choral singing together! We are eager to sing “with” you this week. Each day’s theme will emphasize one part of the MCCL program. Today we will share MCCL’s heart for excellent choral singing together, as…

An Unexpected Song…Join us!

A celebration of choral singing and the MCCL program June 8 – 12, 2020 Next week, June 8 to 12, MCCL will celebrate the gift of singing, as well as provide opportunities for giving to support…

Auditions for 2020-2021

Sitting at home dreaming of what next year might hold? Spring into action now! Plans for the 2020-2021 choir year are already underway. Auditions are scheduled for June 23 & 24 and July 21 & 22…

Do-Re-Mi-$ Rehearsal Marathon

Thank you to everyone who supported the Do-Re-Mi-Dollar Rehearsal Marathon! Here’s a glimpse into the work and community building that happened as a result of your contributions. During the Do-Re-Mi Dollar rehearsal marathons, singers connected with…

Pierce Appointed Board Member

The Mennonite Children’s Choir of Lancaster recently appointed Lauren Pierce as member of its Advisory Board. Along with energy, creativity, and experience with non-profit organizations, Pierce brings an existing connection with the choir. Her son, Elijah,…

New Staff Members

Monica Carlson will serve as Prelude Music Director as well as Choir Manager Assistant. She holds a Master’s of Music degree in Piano Pedagogy and Performance from Westminster Choir College and a Bachelor of Arts degree…

Veras Appointed to Advisory Board

Jannat Veras, newly appointed to the Advisory Board of the Mennonite Children’s Choir of Lancaster, brings a range of expertise from serving on boards for Everence Financial Credit Union, Assets, Lancaster Health Services, and the Atlantic…

New York City: Chamber Choir Tour

Day #1: We had a wonderful drive into Manhattan where we got to see the NYC skyline, the Freedom tower and 911 memorial. At the Bowery mission Pastor Jason told us about the history of one…