Music

Music enhances our Worship

At Maple Grove United Church, we LOVE our music!

Maple Grove United Church is blessed to have a strong music culture that supports Christ’s message and our community of faith led by Dr. Deborah Henry, Music Director.  Deborah works alongside our Chancel Choir, our Memorial Handbell Choir, and a few of our other talented musicians who accompany us with guitars, trumpet, and Djembe drum.  Music plays a major role at Maple Grove each Sunday, and we are always looking for more musicians, singers or ringers to join us.  

If you are interested in learning more about our Music Program or any of our choirs here at Maple Grove, please contact the church office.

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Chancel Choir

The Maple Grove Cancel Choir is composed of friendly and fun people who enjoy singing and celebrating our faith through song.  We are a four-part choir, including sopranos, altos, tenors and bass.  Music for the worship service is varied and can include sacred classical, modern sacred, gospel, old and newer hymns and even some jazzier pieces.  Special music is provided at the Christmas and Easter Seasons as well as special events throughout the year.

We welcome new members to join us, regardless of whether or not you are able read music.  Rehearsals are held every Thursday from 7:00pm to approximately 9:00pm and we rehearse at 10:00am on Sunday mornings in preparation for service.  New members are always welcome.

Please consider trying us out!

Memorial Handbell Choir

The Maple Grove Memorial Handbell Choir was formed 34 years ago, under the direction of Jan Beddoe.  We are a three octave bell choir comprised of between 11 to 15 members depending on the year.  In the early years, we also had a teen choir and a children’s choir.

Our choir practices weekly on Tuesday afternoons from 2:00pm to 3:30pm and we strive to play monthly in church.  We have also rung at special Maple Grove musical events.  We have been invited to perform at other churches, retirement homes, the MADD annual Remembrance Vigil, as well as weddings and funerals.  We also play annually for the Ontario Guild of English Handbell Ringers Festival. 

The Belles have all become very good friends over the years – a marvelous sisterhood – and to say our friendships eclipse our music making would be true.  That said, we also love to make music together!

If you are interested in joining us, we would welcome anyone who can capably read music and is willing to give it a go.  

We are the Maple Grove Memorial Handbell Choir and we love handbells!