Chancel Choir

During the traditional service, in our historic sanctuary, our Chancel Choir under the direction of Emily Gonsoulin, and accompanied by Marlene Mullenix lead the congregation in traditional Christian hymns. After the sermon, the choir performs an anthem.

The Chancel Choir practices on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m.  to 7:30 p.m. in the Choir Room on the second floor.

As Director of Music Ministries, I conduct the Chancel Choir and work to develop a deeper understanding of music’s role in the faith and mission of our church. Since music is such an integral part of worship, it is my goal to grow the program through concerts, events, and special music services. If you are interested in joining the choir or would like to support music ministries at FUMC, I would love to hear from you!

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Choral Director

Emmie Gonsoulin

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Assistant Choral Director

Director Asbury Ringers

Brian Johnson

From Madison, Wisconsin

Former Director of Music/Organist at Bashford United Methodist Church, Madison, Wisconsin.

Moved to Lake Charles, in September 2020.

"I am thrilled to be here helping the church grow!"

Upcoming Choral Anthems 

11/6 This Do in Remembrance of Me by Judy Hunnicut

11/13 Hear Me Now, O Lord by Jay Althouse

11/20 Dona Nobis Pacem by David Lantz III

11/27 The Gift of Love arr. Hal H. Hopson (Asbury Ringers)

12/4 Do You Hear What I Hear arr. Harry Simeone

12/11 Special Music by FUMC Kids

12/18 Christmas Cantata Go Sing It on the Mountain by Pepper Choplin

Chancel Choir News

Some Important Dates:

Tuesday, November 29th, Choir Practice 6-7:30

Tuesday, December 6th, Choir Practice 6-7:30


Saturday, December 10th - Extra Cantata Rehearsal 10 am-noon


Tuesday, December 13th - Dress Rehearsal 6-8 pm (likely in Worship Center)


Sunday, December 18th - Cantata! warm-up at 9 am, Service at 10 am

Tuesday, December 20th - Choir Practice 6-7 pm

Sunday, December 24th - Christmas Eve Services 5:30 and 7 pm

Sunday, December 25th - Christmas - One Service arrive 9:30 am Service 10 am

No rehearsal on 12/3 and 12/27

Chancel Choir on KPLC