Choral Scholars & Wesley Ringers

Choral Scholars

LaGrange College and LaGrange FUMC have a long standing history of partnerships. Choral Scholars is one of the ways LC students can get involved with the church. One of those opportunities are available choral scholarships in all voice parts (soprano, alto, tenor and bass) for the 2022-2023 academic year. If you were a member of the choir at your home church, or have a love of choral singing in a worship setting, this is a wonderful opportunity that we are delighted to share with you.

Located less than half a mile from the LaGrange College campus, FUMC of LaGrange has a fine choral tradition that embraces both the rich repertoire of the English choral tradition, and contemporary anthems from exciting composers such as John Ness Beck, Pepper Choplin, Carson Cooman, Joseph Martin and Mack Wilberg. The beautiful sanctuary has a renowned pipe organ and concert grand piano that are played weekly by members of the professional Music staff, helping elevate the worship experience of a thriving and diverse congregation. Professional instrumental and orchestral forces, drawn mostly from the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, often join the choir for special occasions and works that call for additional accompaniment.

LaGrange College Choral Scholars serve as members of the Chancel Choir throughout the semester, attending the weekly Wednesday rehearsals held from just 6:30-8:00pm in the dedicated Choir Room, located in the spacious second floor Music Suite. The Choir sings at the 11:00am Sunday morning services, in addition to presenting the Nine Lessons and Carols service in early December for the broader community.

2022 - 2023 Choral Scholars

Rebekah Powers

Rebekah is a senior at LaGrange College, from Harris County, Georgia. Rebekah is majoring in Creative Media and Film. She is also minoring in Art and Design, Theatre Arts, and Servant Leadership.

Erika Hill

Erika is a senior at LaGrange College, from Reno, Nevada. She is majoring in Music.

Andrew (Dee) Hare

Dee is a senior at LaGrange College, from Calhoun, Georgia. He is majoring in Theatre Arts.

Stevie Nix

Stevie is a senior at LaGrange College, from Forsyth County, GA. She is majoring in Composition and Music Technology.

ARia mabry

Aria is a LaGrange College student from LaGrange, GA.

Wesley Ringers

For those with experience or an interest in hand bells, students are also welcome to participate in the Wesley Ringers (but this is not an expectation or requirement of the choral scholarship). Flexibility around examinations and other academic obligations is certainly understood and accommodated in the scope of the commitment.


Wesley Ringers Roster

Dee Hare

Erika Hill

Hannah Lybrand

Patti Lybrand

Beth McClanahan

Elissa Morman

Kathy Murphy

Steve Murphy

Stevie Nix

Gayle Oliver

Rebekah Powers

Phillip Rivenbark

Robin Roberts

Marty Wagner

Denise Wilson

Interested in becoming a Choral Scholar or Wesley Ringer?

Please email Dr. Richard Prior, Minister of Music for Traditional Worship, for more information about Choral Scholars or Wesley Ringers, and to arrange a short, informal audition.