2022 Choir Information

Oh, how we have missed singing together!  There is no substitute for it, and we rejoice at the chance to share in it again!  The conference theme is very fitting as we explore embracing each other through many life experiences.

Please spend some time listening to the recordings provided (see links with each song) to facilitate our limited rehearsal time.  I have included a “road map” for the anthem “Sing a New Church.”  We will be combining with Scott Duffey and the worship music team for this anthem.

Thank you for sharing your musical gifts with the church by participating in the choir.  Encourage others to join us as we do our part to bless others in our worship gatherings.  Feel free to contact me at juliaannrichard@gmail.com.

Rehearsal Schedule

Sunday4:15 p.m.to 5:45 p.m.
Monday4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.



“In Need” (a cappella performance)

Training video

Sheet music: https://www.taylorpublications.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=8312


“Of Faith and Service”


Benediction- “Help Us Accept Each Other”


“Sing A New Church” (with Scott’s group)

Click on speaker icon.  Can also see music if you click on the text icon.

Performance guide for “Sing a New Church”

V.1 Solo- Scott Duffey a cappella
Refrain Solo- Scott Duffey a cappella
Instruments in at m. 20 interlude
V.2 Choir Women in unison
Refrain All Choir in unison on solo line
V.3 Choir Men in unison
Refrain Choir in SAB parts, tenors on solo line
V. 4 Choir in unison, Scott on Descant (harmony) line
Refrain Choir in SAB parts, Scott and choir tenors on solo line
V. 5 Choir in unison, all of Scott’s group on descant
Percussion only until refrain
Refrain Choir in SAB parts, Tenors on solo line
Scott’s group on solo line
Beat 4 of m. 16 go back to refrain with same voicings, rit. into end beginning at m. 19

Julia Richard

Julia Richard

Julia Richard is the choir director at Westminster Church of the Brethren and the artistic director of Carroll Singers, a community chorus in Carroll County, Maryland. She received her BA in Music Education from Bridgewater College, a Master of Music degree from James Madison University, and further music certification from Towson University. She became a National Board-Certified Teacher and recently retired from 34 years of public school music teaching. She is married to Tom Richard, pastor at Friendship Church of the Brethren. She has 3 grown children, two of whom are CoB pastors, and 6 grandchildren. She enjoys reading, travel, attending concerts and shows, and spending time with family.