Here’s a link to one of my favorite anthems:
After yesterday’s service, that’s the feeling I had…”I was glad when they said unto me…let us go into the house of the Lord.” You all were amazing. The service flowed with great ease; choirs made it to the steps with no distractions; the energy of the service was vibrant, yet not rushed, lively, but reverent. Bravo to you all!
What happens now, you say? Well, we sing this coming Sunday for Confirmation as 34 Confirmands are received into the membership of First Congregational Church of Greenwich. We rejoice as these young people make bold public proclamations as they continue on their journey of faith.
Summer Choir starts on Memorial Day weekend. The usual schedule holds firm…9:00 a.m. rehearsal with service at 10 a.m. This is a great way to encourage folks, both potential new members and those who may have “fallen away from the fold” to share their gifts and talents for our summer services.
If you know of anyone who may play an instrument, ask them to contact me so they might share that gift of music, too!
Our newest program is coming up in a little over a month. Summer Sings is a chance for singers from around the community to join together to sing some of the great choral literature in an informal setting. We gather at 7:30 each night, rehearse for maybe 45-60 minutes, and then “perform” the work (or portions of a work, in the case of longer works) for ourselves and any other folks who might be listening around the room. No pressure, no fussy dress-up clothes, and a nice, relaxed evening for all involved. Best of all, it’s FREE! There are posters in the choir room and I forgot to mention yesterday for you to take them and pass them around to those that you know who might be interested in joining us. The dates are:
June 22: Mendelssohn Elijah
July 20: Vivaldi Gloria
August 31: Schubert Mass in G
As we begin that time of year where we relax a bit, where there are no mid-week rehearsals, and where you have a chance to relax your vocal cords for a little while, take time to do something, musically speaking, that you wouldn’t normally do. Attend a performance of something you might not otherwise attend. Maybe it’s not your “kind of music”…give it a shot; you just might like it!