It feels like I have been waiting to write these words for about 20 years, but it’s been about 18 months – we are finally resuming all choirs! Whether you or your child have been in choir before, or if you have been curious what it is like, now is the time to give it a try! You don’t have to be able to read music to join, and you don’t need prior experience. If you are an adult wanting to join the vocal choir, I do ask that you only join if you are vaccinated as we do sing in close proximity to each other. Adult Vocal Choir meets 8-9:30pm on Thursdays, and Adult Bells meet 7-8pm on Thursdays. Until the current COVID numbers go down, everyone (children and adults) is asked to wear a mask.
An opportunity for all to sing will be on Rally Sunday on September 12th at the 10:30 service as we will be singing the Hallelujah Chorus – something I promised since the beginning of the pandemic we’d sing the first Sunday the choirs are back in worship. We will have a brief rehearsal the Thursday before (September 9th 8-9pm) to (re)learn the music. Every-one is invited to join – and if you like your experience, please consider staying in the choir! If you have a child, we have several opportunities for them to sing and ring: – Cherub Choir (age 3 through 2nd grade) – Children Vocal Choir and Handbell Choir (2nd – 6th grade) – Youth Vocal and Handbell Choir (7th-12th grade)
Each choir meets once a week September through May (with a brief winter break) and sings/rings in worship once a month as well as for Lessons & Carols and Christmas Eve. I have not finalized rehearsal times for non-adult choirs yet as we’re waiting for local sports/band/etc schedules to be finalized and I want to work with individual families to make sure we find a time that works for all. If you are interested in joining or returning, please reach out to me. I cannot WAIT to make a joyful noise together again!