AYER -- The choir of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church is preparing for the 2018-2019 season.

Under the direction of Daniel Francois, organist and choir master, the group will begin rehearsals at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30.

The choir rehearses every Thursday evening to prepare the music for the following Sunday. Additionally, its rehearses music for holidays and holy days.

It practices chants as well as study anthems in various styles of sacred music.

St. Andrew's Choir is a non-audition group and new members are always welcome. Singers for all voice parts are needed.

St. Andrew's is located at 7 Faulkner St. and is an open and affirming community.

The Sunday celebration of Holy Communion is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School begins at 9:15 a.m. for school-age children and child care is available for infants and toddlers. Children are always welcomed in church.

For information, visit the St. Andrew's website at www.standrewsayer.org.