Make A Joyful Noise Unto The Lord! 

Music is a crucial part of a vital multigenerational community like Portage Chapel Hill Church. Our worship services are anchored by individuals and groups of all ages who give of their time and talents to make sure that the full range of spirit and emotion is reflected in our many expressions of worship. If you sing or play and instrument, or have always wanted to better-up the gifts you have, Chapel Hill can connect you to music in a wide variety of ways.

Please note: music groups and worship services have all been affected by current COVID restrictions. 

Chancel Choir

  • Weekly rehearsals every Thursday from 7 - 8:30 pm in the Sanctuary

Under the Choral Direction of Fred Sang, the Chancel Choir sings special music and leads the congregation in singing hymns and other worship songs during Sunday morning services, as well as special services such as Ash Wednesday and Christmas Eve. After a long COVID-enforced hiatus, the Chancel Choir has returned for weekly rehearsals on Thursdays from 7 - 8:30 pm. If you are interested in lending your voice to the Portage Chapel Hill Chancel Choir please contact Fred Sang at

The New Life Team

  • Rehearsals are Sunday mornings at 9 am in the Sanctuary, as well as 2-3 Wednesday evenings per month at 7 pm

A collaborative group of vocalists and musicians including keyboard, drums, guitar, fiddle, and more! Led by pianist Chad Schumacher, this team provides contemporary worship music for Sunday morning worship, as well as special services such as Christmas Eve. Musicians and vocalists are on a rotating schedule. If you sing or play an instrument and would like to be part of the band, please contact Chad Schumacher at

Chapel Hill Ringers Bell Choir

  • Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7 - 8:30 pm in the Chapel

The Chapel Hill Ringers provide special music once per month for Sunday morning worship. A basic understanding of reading music is helpful but not necessary. To get more information, please contact Bell Choir Director Kathy Willhite at

Youth and Children's Choirs

We are cautiously hopeful that in Fall of 2022 we will again be able to have children and youth choirs at Chapel Hill. Please email Director of Children's Ministries Andrea Trantham at if you have questions or would like to be involved.