CHOIR ANTHEMS and Special Music

CPCBA Chancel Choir sings "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child," arranged by Jay Althouse. Solo by Annie, directed and accompanied by Director of Music Timothy Heavner.

CPCBA chancel choir sings "Be Still, and Know That I Am God," by Gene Grier and David Lanz III, accompanied and conducted by Music Director Tim Heavner.

Be still, and know that I am God
The God of strength, the God of truth
I am your refuge in your time of fear
And you will know that I am near

Be still, and know that I am God
The God who gave My only Son to you
You will find hope in His great sacrifice
Your faith leads to eternal life

Though waters may roar and mountains may shake
And danger fills your heart with deep despair
With faith and hope and love, you’ll find Me through your prayers
And know that I am near

Be still, and know that I am God
In times of pain, in times of war
In Me find solitude and perfect peace
With faith My wonders never cease

Be still, and know that I am God
The God of strength, the God of truth
With love I speak the perfect words to hear
So you will know that I am near
Trust in Me for I am here

Be still, and know that I am God
Be still, be still, be still

CPCBA chancel choir sings "In Christ, There Is No East or West," arr. by Dale Wood, and directed and accompanied by Music Director Tim Heavner.

In Christ there is no east or west,
in him no south or north,
but one great fellowship of love
throughout the whole wide earth.

In Christ shall true hearts everywhere
their high communion find;
his service is the golden cord
close-binding humankind.

Join hands, disciples of the faith,
whate'er your race may be.
All children of the living God
are surely kin to me.

In Christ now meet both east and west;
in him meet south and north.
All Christly souls are one in him
throughout the whole wide earth.

Music by Stanley Fink
Women's choir sings "For the Beauty of the Earth," arranged by John Rutter and directed/accompanied by Barbara McKelway
Songs Without Words in G Minor, Opus 19 No. 6 by Felix Mendelssohn, performed by Music Director Tim Heavner
CPCBA bell choir plays Finlandia by Jean Sibelius, arranged by Betty Lambert
John Buchanan introduces and sings the hymn, "Here I Am, Lord," accompanied by Music Director Tim Heavner
CPCBA Chancel Choir sings "How Can I Keep from Singing," arranged by Rollo Dilworth and directed and accompanied by Music Director Tim Heavner at the Memorial Service for David Williams, June 16, 2018
Sandy Stauffer died peacefully after a two-year battle with cancer. She was 73 and a beloved member of Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon. The CPCBA Chancel Choir sings "Fly Away Medley," arranged by Howard Helvey and accompanied by Music Director Tim Heavner
Sandy Stauffer died peacefully after a two-year battle with cancer. She was 73 and a beloved member of Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon. CPCBA Music Director Tim Heavner sings "Mary Did You Know?" as requested by Sandy.
Sandy Stauffer died peacefully after a two-year battle with cancer. She was 73 and a beloved member of Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon. The CPCBA Bell Choir plays "Rest"
CPCBA Chancel Choir sings "I'm Gonna Sing When the Spirit Says Sing," arranged by Howard Helvey and accompanied by Music Director Tim Heavner
The women's chorus of CPCBA sings "Give Thanks," words by Rhoda Newton, music by Frances Williams, featuring duet by mother/daughter Kate and Annie Colville and high-five between mother/daughter Donna and Rebecca Johnston :-)
Violin Concerto in B Minor, Op. 35, II. Andante by Oskar Rieding, performed by Lily J on violin and Music Director Tim Heavner on piano
CPCBA Chancel Choir sings "Draw Us in the Spirit's Tether" by Harold Friedell, accompanied by Music Director Tim Heavner
CPCBA Chancel Choir sings the Hallelujah Chorus by G. F. Handel from The Messiah, conducted and accompanied by Music Director Tim Heavner
CPCBA Chancel Choir sings "The Angel Roll the Stone Away," an African-American Spiritual arranged by Russell Nagy, conducted and accompanied by Music Director Tim Heavner.
CPCBA Chancel Choir sings "The Strife Is O'er" by Henry G. Ley, conducted and accompanied by Music Director Tim Heavner.
CPCBA Chancel Choir sings "Awake, Thou Wintry Earth" from Cantata No. 129 by Johann Sebastian Bach, conducted and accompanied by Music Director Tim Heavner.

CPCBA Chancel Choir sings "Ain't No Rock Gonna Shout for Me" arranged by Lloyd Larson, directed and accompanied by Music Director Tim Heavner.

CPCBA Chancel Choir sings "And No Bird Sang," by Douglas E. Wagner. Directed and accompanied by Music Director Tim Heavner.

Chancel Choir member Ross Dillon sings "They Crucified My Lord," an African American Spiritual, accompanied by CPCBA Music Director Tim Heavner.

CPCBA Chancel Choir sings "Many Waters Cannot Quench Love" by Daniel Pinkham from his Wedding Cantata, directed and accompanied by Barbara McKelway

CPCBA Bell Choir plays "Rest," arranged by David Burroughs and directed by Barbara McKelway

CPCBA Chancel Choir sings "If Ye Love Me" by Thomas Tallis, directed by guest organist Barbara McKelway.

"If ye love me, keep my commandments, and I will pray the Father and He shall give you another comforter, that He may 'bide with you forever, even the spirit of truth." John 14:15-17

(Yay! John is back, in full voice and spry step! We missed you!)

Chancel Choir sings "Grant Us Thy Peace" by Felix Mendelssohn, arranged by Walter Ehret.

"Grant us Thy peace, Almighty Lord, Thou source of ev'ry blessing!
Feeble and frail, trust we Thy word, All things in Thee possessing.
In Thee is our hope and safety."

(Welcome back, Ross! The bass section wan't the same without you!)

CPCBA Chancel Choir, accompanied by Music Director Tim Heavner, sings "Nia (Purpose)" composed by Glenn Edward Burleigh from his Nguzo Saba Suite

CPCBA Chancel Choir sings "Dry Bones," a traditional African-American Spiritual, arranged by Mark Hayes

(Welcome to the soprano section Mary Jo! It's great to have you -- and your voice -- with us!)

CPCBA Chancel choir sings Sanctus, based on "Arioso" by J. S. Bach, arranged by Tom Fettke, and accompanied by Sarah Miller on violin

Director of Music Tim Heavner plays offertory music, "Improvisations on HOUSTON."

Worship prelude "Meditation on 'How Good Lord to Be Here'"performed by Director of Music Tim Heavner. Music by J. S. Bach, setting by Donald Rottermund

CPCBA chancel choir sings On Eagles' Wings by Michael Joncas, with Ben H. accompanying on cello
CPCBA Music Director Tim Heavner plays Claude Debussy's Arabesque No. 1 as worship Prelude

For "Music and a Meal" Sunday, Music Director Tim Heavner introduces and plays on piano Claude Debussy's Preludes Book I No. 10, La Cathedrale ongloutie / The Submerged Cathedral

Music Director Tim Heavner plays Church Sonata No. 15 in C Major (K. 336) by Wolfgang Mozart, composed in 1780 at age 24

Chancel choir anthem, Ave Verum Corpus, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (K. 618), composed in 1791 at age 35. For more information on this piece, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ave_verum_corpus_(Mozart)

CPCBA Chancel Choir anthem, Hymn of Prayer, words by John Greenleaf Whittier, music by C. H. H. Parry, arranged by S. Livingston Jr.

CPCBA chancel choir sings "As I Went Down to the River to Pray," arranged by Sheldon Curry

Christmas Eve 2017 - Bell Choir - Joy to the World

Rise Up Shepherd and Follow