Ten area choirs representing 140 members participated when the chancel choir of Cove Presbyterian Church in Weirton held its first choir festival on April 29.
The extravaganza was organized by Janice Torrance, Cove's director and accompanist.
Each choir sang one or two anthems, with all joining at the conclusion to sing "Majesty." Participating were:
Oakland Presbyterian Church, directed by Jane Cybulski and accompanied by Torrance, sang "As the Deer" and "You Lift Me Up."
Weirton United Methodist Parish Choir, directed and accompanied by Tom Dohnal, sang "This Little Light of Mine."
St. Peter's AME Church, directed and accompanied by Olivia Curenton Carter, sang "I'll Fly Away" and "He's Sweet I Know."
Two Ridges Presbyterian Church, directed and accompanied by Joe Zamberlan, sang " A Celebration of Praise" and "God is So Good."
Salvation Army Senior Songster Brigade, directed by Teresa McGowan, sang "Old Rugged Cross Medley."
First Westminster Presbyterian Church Choir, directed by Dani Carroll and accompanied by Eudora Elliott, sang "What Kind of Love" and " Lay Your Troubles in the Lap of the Lord."
First Christian Church Choir, directed and accompanied by Roberta Fedoush, sang "Don't Be Afraid" and "You Are My Light."
Toronto First Presbyterian Church Choir, directed by Dolores Boggs, and accompanied by Jay Obertance, sang "Worthy is the Lamb" and "Children Bound for Heaven."
St. Joseph The Worker Choir, directed by John Neurohr and accompanied by Debora Bernardi, sang "The Power of your Love" and "I Believe/Ava Maria."
Cove Presbyterian Church Choir sang "Joy Comes in the Morning" and "The Old Rugged Cross."