"Our mission is to share the Gospel through music, to open hearts to God’s word, and to build relationships founded in Christ’s love."
The Sanctuary Choir, directed by Wendy Bamonte is an all-volunteer choral group of approximately 100 singers. Members come with a wide range of experience and expertise but all share a great love for music and a heart for service and ministry. All are welcome to join the choir!
Rehearsals are Thursdays 7:30 – 9:30 PM
The Sanctuary Choir is devoted to mission outreach, including many benefit concerts for our African church partners in Zambia and Senegal, and local mission partners such as Porland Rescue Mission and the Pink Eraser Project. The funds generated from these concerts have helped drill water wells, build schools, provide food in areas aﬀected by drought and crop failure, and supported children in need in the Lake Oswego School District. The choir has been on three mission trips where they shared the Gospel through sacred music concerts, participated in joint church services, and made connections with the local communities. These music mission trips, in 2005, 2014, and 2017, took them to Italy, France, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Ireland. In addition to these mission trips, this choir was the only church choir from the Northwest chosen to perform at the 2010 regional American Choral Directors Association in Seattle. The choir enjoys singing a wide variety of musical styles including gospel, spirituals, and music from around the world, as well as larger sacred works such as Bach’s Magnificat and Cantata 121, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Handel’s Messiah, Rutter’s Requiem, Faure’s Requiem, Hummel’s Mass, Esenvald’s Trinity Te Deum, and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass. No matter the style, the Sanctuary Choir’s singing it is always steeped in excellence and always to the Glory of God!