Heart Cry Ensemble

Heart Cry Ensemble is a choral ensemble dedicated to preserving the quality of our spiritual heritage by impacting our community through the heart cry of music.

Heart Cry Ensemble was founded in 2017 by friends from two families: Wendell and Twyla Diefenbacher, and Kendall and Kyle Roth. They had grown up singing and wished to pursue it in a more organized fashion. Having been exposed to singing in various forms throughout childhood, they desired to continue this tradition in a small group setting.

The ensemble has been singing together for several seasons. Although the ensemble was created as a mixed ensemble, it experimented with men's music when enough female singers could not be found for a season. Each season begins with several months of weekly rehearsals before a month of programs, both near and far.

The ensemble has given programs in a variety of churches and audiences, ranging from Markham, ON to Detroit, MI. The group's primary focus has been to bring encouragement to churches with a minimal youth presence, but welcomes any opportunity to share their message.


Heart Cry has been blessed to be able to record and produce several recordings in recent seasons. CDs can be obtained by contacting the group/members or at programs ($10). Recordings can also be found on the major streaming platforms!


Members of the 2024 Menno Singers Collaboration season

Conductor: Wendell Diefenbacher

Dorothy Carr
Wendy Shantz
Yolanda Lichty
Brianna Burden
Kerra Martin
Tanya Streicher
Lauren Diefenbacher
Alyssa Roth
Sherlyn Martin
Kyle Roth
Caleb Weber
Brendon Weber
Craig Streicher
Kendall Roth
Kenton Shantz
Curtis Cressman
Christopher Good
Member Bios