The Wyman Choir, directed by the gifted Maestra Wanda Lillian Kaluzny, Founder, Conductor and Artistic Director of the Montreal Chamber Orchestra, is a group of amateurs who enjoy learning about music and using their talents to enhance Sunday services. We sing music in a variety of styles — anthems are selected by the music director and follow the themes in the lectionary readings and a music committee selects new anthems to expand our repertoire.
If you would like to join our dynamic group we are always ready to welcome new members! Singing in the Choir offers enriching challenges and gives you a chance to expand your knowledge of music and to grow musically within a setting that offers friendship and fun. No previous musical knowledge or experience is required!
The Choir practices every Thursday night at Wyman, and on Sundays we gather at 9:45 to go over the music of the day. Typically, our role at Sunday services is to present two anthems and to lead the congregation in the singing of hymns and other sacred pieces. We also take part in special services at Easter and Christmas and at other times of the year as the need arises.
The highlight of our year is the annual Candlelight Service, held on a Sunday night in December. This concert continues a tradition that reaches back to our founding over 100 years ago. Across all those years, generations of Wyman Choirs have striven to be at their best for the Candlelight Service – and each year they seem to reach that standard, embracing the spirit of the season and imbuing it with joy. The Candlelight Service holds special meaning for the Choir, as it provides the opportunity for us to thank the congregation for its kind support and enthusiastic encouragement throughout the year.
Should you wish to become a member of the Choir or to know more about it, please feel free to speak to our coordinator Barb Bowen, or Wanda, or any member of the Choir.