celebrating Transfiguration, bluegrass style

From traditional hymns to gospel, classical to rock, Christian contemporary to blue grass, our music embraces not only our own representative cultures, but those which influence, challenge, and shape us. Waverly music focuses on building community through fellowship and fun, and creating incredible music together.

Choir warming up for Easter

Chancel Choir

The SATB Chancel Choir sings weekly from September through May. Adults and youth are welcome to join at any time. The choir typically rehearses from 7:30 to 9pm on Thursdays, and then sings during Sunday worship service. We offer a wide variety of music from traditional choral music to spirituals and contemporary anthems. We are blessed with a wonderful Moeller organ. We prepare elaborate and festive music for the Christmas and Easter holidays.  

Special Music

Waverly also encourages members of the community to share their talents in worship by offering opportunities for soloists, duets, and smaller ensembles to prepare and present special music both during the regular year and during the summer when the choir is in recess. These include both instrumental and vocal presentations in all musical styles. Waverly possesses a complete four-octave set of chimes. 

Waverly Opera House

Now continuing for many decades, the Waverly community (youth and/or adults) prepares and presents the annual Waverly Opera House, an operetta-style comedy performed in early May. This is a huge undertaking that involves lots of effort and lots of fun. Our vibrant children’s education program includes music during Sunday school as well as occasional music presentations to the congregation. 

As an open and welcoming community, Waverly seeks to develop and encourage the musical talents and contributions of the entire community.  

Joseph Stuligross, Choir Director

He currently is conductor of the University Singers at the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University and previously served as interim director of the choirs at Duquesne. He also is artistic director of VoiceGivers, a professional-caliber chamber choir that presents performances in support of nonprofit organizations.

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