A note from Rhelma Morton, conductor of the choir:
The Cleveland Uniting ( formerly Methodist) Church Choir was formed early in the life of the church. Records show that the trustees asked the choir to sing at an anniversary church service in 1920.
While primarily for worship, the choir has taken part in community events such as the Anzac day commemoration services and joined with other choirs for Handel’s oratorio ‘Messiah’ and other cantatas. For the last ten years, the choir has sung at the ecumenical carol services held in the church grounds (photo below).
Each year the choir presents Pleasant Sunday Afternoon Concerts to which the general community is invited and which are very popular.
The choir sings at the 8.00 am service and the repertoire is a mix of traditional anthems and contemporary choral compositions. There is great fellowship among the members who find joy and blessing in using their vocal talents in worship. New members are always welcome at practice at 7.30pm on Thursday nights. Previous choral experience is desirable but not essential, but it is preferable if you can read music.
The choir is conducted by Rhelma Morton and accompanied by Peter Crane on either the church’s beautifully restored pipe organ or the piano. Peter is vitally involved in the musical life of the Redlands and is a member of the Accompanists Guild of Queensland.
Please contact the office for further information.