Janet Keulen Thorson

Janet Keulen Thorson

Dir. of Music Ministries/Organist

Jessica Nicholson

Jessica Nicholson

Director of Children's Music

Jo D Apitz

Jo D Apitz

Music Assistant

Roxanne Ford

Roxanne Ford

Director of Bell Choir

Chancel Choir

Ages: High School through Adult
Rehearsal Time: Sundays 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. in the Choir Room
Director and Organist: Janet Keulen Thorson

You are invited to join the Chancel Choir to experience and share God’s joy through music. This group provides a valuable ministry for weekly worship but also is a community of support and nurture for the members. Please join us at rehearsal or contact director Janet Keulen Thorson if you would be interested in singing. We would love to have you join our family.


Ages: Youth from middle school through college
Rehearsal Time: Sunday following the worship service, finished by 11:45 a.m. in the Choir Room
Director: Jessica Nicholson

This choir for teens performs all kinds of music, from Handel and Bach to gospel and spirituals to contemporary praise songs. There are solo opportunities for those who enjoy a challenge. We love to incorporate rhythm instruments and hand bells, too. All singers are welcome, and experience is NOT necessary.

Celebrate Singing!

Ages: Kindergarten through 5th grades
Rehearsal Time: Thursday 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in the Choir Room
Director: Jessica Nicholson and JoD Apitz

Celebrate Singing! is an exciting music experience for elementary school kids! Vocal skills are the focus, with individual voice checks and personal coaching provided for each child as we work toward the goal of expanding range, learning to match pitch and developing breath support. As they develop beautiful singing voices, the children also explore beginning music theory. These skills are learned in a fun way, with musical games, rhythm instruments, hand bells, and more. This music class is open to the community, and any child who wants to become a better singer is warmly welcomed. Celebrate Singing will share music frequently in Sunday worship services, as well as singing for retirement centers and attending a Choir Festival in the spring! If your child loves to sing, come give us a try!

Gloria Ringers

Ages: High School through Adult
Rehearsal Time: Thursday 6:15 -7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Director: Roxanne Ford

The YLPC bell choir welcomes both teens and adults. The Choir participates in church services on a regular basis and may play alone or with one of the vocal choirs. While the ability to read music is a plus, anyone interested in learning to play the bells is welcome.


If you play an instrument and would be willing to participate in worship at some time, please contact Music Director Janet K. Thorson. We would love to have you share your talents with your church family. We are also interested in pianists that could occasionally assist with choirs.