About Us

The Heritage Voices Choir consists of 60 members from the Heritage NRC in Grand Rapids,Michigan and other local churches. Originally founded over 40 years ago,the choir aims to glorify a triune God through song. Their ministry includes programs for the elderly 3 to 5 times per year,in addition to the concerts performed during the Christmas and Easter seasons. The 2011-2012 season began with practice on August 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the HNRC church sanctuary.

Rich TenElshof’s passion for music began before the age of 3. He has a love for traditional sacred instrumental and choral music. Rich has directed the Heritage Voices choir for 10 years. Prior to directing the choir he sang for the Calvin College Oratorio Society in Grand Rapids,MI for 8 years. He loves to play both the piano and the organ and has played in numerous concerts and participated in several recordings. He is married and has four children.

Ellis Meschke has enjoyed playing the organ since the age of 8. He studied organ at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo,Michigan and began serving as church organist in Kalamazoo at the age of 15. He now enjoys playing for the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation as church organist and accompanying the Heritage Voices Choir. He is married and has four children.