Chapel Ensemble

Rich Traditions
Big Canoe Chapel’s Choir first sang on Easter Sunday in 1984 with eight members under the direction of Margaret Chester. The Senior Chaplain was Dr. Vernon Broyles, and his wife Eloise was the pianist. In 1998 Reverend Lamar Helms became the Choir’s second director. The Chapel Choir is made up of approximately 65 volunteer singers who rehearse two Thursday evenings each month and sing for the 9:00 and 10:30 Sunday Morning Worship Services on the First and Third Sundays of each month. They also sing on Festival Sundays of the Church Year, including Easter, Christmas, and Pentecost, as well as for special events and performances. While the choir always welcomes new members, optimal times to join are January and June, since new seasonal music is always introduced in those months. Prospects for the choir are asked to contact Lamar Helms, Director, or contact the Chapel office at (706) 268-3203. There are no auditions, but singers should be able to sight-read music. The Choir performs classical and traditional church music literature, as well as Gospel, hymn, and Spiritual arrangements, attempting to achieve a balance in musical styles while supporting the written and spoken Word. But first and foremost, it is the mission of the Chapel Choir to proclaim through music the infinite grace of God given to us through the gift of His Son Jesus. Read more about the Dec. 8 traditional “Festival of Lessons and Carols” program.

About the Choir

Big Canoe Chapel’s Choir first sang on Easter Sunday in 1984 with eight members under the direction of Margaret Chester. The Senior Chaplain was Dr. Vernon Broyles, and his wife Eloise was the pianist. In 1998 Reverend Lamar Helms became the Choir’s second director.

The Chapel Choir is made up of approximately 65 volunteer singers who rehearse two Thursday evenings each month and sing for the 9:00 and 10:30 Sunday Morning Worship Services on the First and Third Sundays of each month. They also sing on Festival Sundays of the Church Year, including Easter, Christmas, and Pentecost, as well as for special events and performances.

While the choir always welcomes new members, optimal times to join are January and June
, since new seasonal music is always introduced in those months. Prospects for the choir are asked to contact Lamar Helms, Director, or contact the Chapel office at (706) 268-3203.

There are no auditions, but singers should be able to sight-read music. The Choir performs classical and traditional church music literature, as well as Gospel, hymn, and Spiritual arrangements, attempting to achieve a balance in musical styles while supporting the written and spoken Word. But first and foremost, it is the mission of the Chapel Choir to proclaim through music the infinite grace of God given to us through the gift of His Son Jesus. Read more about the Dec. 8 traditional “Festival of Lessons and Carols” program.