Music Ministry of Big Canoe Chapel

Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.
Sing and make music in your heart, always giving thanks to God
For everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.                               
                                                                                                                                                      Ephesians 5: 19-20

I invite you to join the Music Ministry of Big Canoe Chapel. We welcome everyone who has a love of music in worship and a willingness to commit to a vital and dedicated music program. 

The purpose of the Music Ministry at Big Canoe Chapel is to lead the church to worship through music and to provide the congregation with a meaningful worship and musical experience.

Our Goals are:

To glorify God through music.

To foster a personal growth in faith as Christian musicians.

To provide musical education for our adults to enable them to do their best to serve the church and glorify God in worship.

To open our program to the whole church by providing a large variety of musical offerings.

The Ministry Music staff encourages you to prayerfully consider joining us in the journey of faith, worship and praise. Together we can experience joy, encouragement and communicate the eternal truth of God’s  Word as we glorify our Lord through music.

Chapel Music Ministry Fall Events

Chapel Choir

The Chapel Choir is made up of approximately 40 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.

The choir is led by Bruce Graham and always welcomes new members!  There are no auditions so, if you love to sing and would like to be a part of music leadership during the Worship service, please contact Bruce at the Chapel office, 470-273-6768 or [email protected]  The choir is accompanied by James Garner, Organist and Sam Holmes, Pianist.

The Choir performs classical and traditional church music literature, as well as gospel, hymn, spiritual and contemporary 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.

Chapel Choir 2021 Fall  Schedule

Men's Chorus

The Men’s Chorus is made up of approximately 25 volunteer singing men who rehearse once each month and sing for both the 9:00 and 10:30 Sunday Morning Worship Services one Sunday a month. There are no auditions; it’s just men who want to sing and have fun doing so. The Men’s Chorus performs varied styles of church music, from traditional church music, gospel and hymn arrangements, to spirituals and contemporary pieces. The Chorus is accompanied by Janet Larsen, Assistant Pianist.

Our goal is twofold: to share the love and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ with all those who hear us sing, and to support the written and spoken Word. In our singing, we become a close-knit group of men who care for the physical and spiritual welfare of our community at large.

The Men’s Chorus always welcomes new members. Prospective singers are asked to contact Bruce Graham at the Chapel Office, 470-273-6768, or [email protected]

Bella Voce Women's Choir

The Chapel encourages all women in Big Canoe to share their musical talents as part of Bella Voce.  This group performs a spectrum of sacred and secular works for women’s voices.  They meet in McCormick Hall on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. They are under the direction of Alison Holmes and accompanied by Janet Larsen, Assistant Pianist. You can contact Alison by e-mail at [email protected]

Bell Choir Ministry

Under the direction of Bruce Graham, the Chapel Bell Choir is made up of 20 handbell musicians (15 regular members and 5 extended ringers), all from various walks of life.

The choir’s goal is to promote the ringing of handbells, foster fun and fellowship, and enhance the music worship service at the Chapel. The Chapel Bell Choir also reaches out to the community in various appearances during the year.

Do you have musical talents and want to serve the Lord in a new way?  Why not ring handbells?  We have an opening in our handbell choir and also need substitute ringers.  If you can read music, you can ring bells!   Did you know that playing handbells….

  • stimulates the brain and builds up memory (it engages your brain – you are constantly thinking)
  • boosts auditory skills
  • improves your communication skills

Besides that, it’s lots of fun!

If you are interested, please contact Bruce Graham at the Chapel office, 470-273-6768 or [email protected]