Who We Are
Although MCCL is a program of Lancaster Mennonite School, singers from other schools and denominations are welcome to join
Why We Sing
Prelude Music, a non-auditioned and non-performing group, engages children with music. Playing, moving, listening and singing are important components. Greater emphasis is given to experiencing than to performing.
- Choristers, a non-auditioned and non-performing group, provides opportunity to learn vocal and choral skills in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Participants will learn healthy singing technique, intonation, beat-keeping, rhythm reading, ear-training, reading music, and rehearsal skills all in a highly active and engaging environment.
Males from Chamber Choir
- 1998 - Choir founded for singers in grades 4-8
- 2001 - Expanded to two choirs for grades 2-5 and 6-8; affiliated with Lancaster Mennonite School
- 2002 - Expanded to three choirs for grades 2-6, 6-8, and 9-12
- 2010 - Added Men's Ensemble
- 2012 - High School choir partners with Eastern Mennonite Missions for the first musical mission trip; Prelude Music begins
- 2016 - Choristers begins
- Harrisburg Capitol
- Clipper Magazine Stadium with the Lancaster Barnstormers
- Giant Center – Story Tour with Steven Curtis Chapman and Casting Crowns
- Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg – Mennonite World Conference
- Sing for at least one concert a day in addition to singing informally wherever we go. Singing is our mission!
- Have fun while growing socially and spiritually
- Learn from a choral master class with a university professor, visit local attractions and Mennonite Colleges, and fellowship with other Mennonites and Christians around the world
Our Prayer: Soli Deo Gloria! (Only for God's Glory!)
Annual summer tours have provided opportunities for national (Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina, Michigan, Washington DC) and international (Canada, Germany, Albania) growth and ministry.
MCCL Tours Include the opportunity to:
Local Tour Day
Each spring the choirs participate in a one-day local tour, singing at schools, nursing homes and community centers. The singers serve by sharing music with those who may not otherwise have opportunity to hear MCCL.
Music in the Parks
Music in the Parks is an annual, day-long festival for choral ensembles held locally at Hershey Park. The choir performs for adjudicators who rate the ensemble in the morning and then spend the day at the amusement park. The day concludes with an awards ceremony.
We sing music from across time and from many cultures.
Although MCCL is a program of Lancaster Mennonite School, singers from other schools and denominations are welcome to participate. Approximately 160 children youth are currently enrolled in the program. Over the years, more than 550 singers have participated in the program.