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We have only 3 more rehearsals before the Cantata ! Please keep your Director’s heart healthy and do your best to stay well so you can come to all the rehearsals ! 🙂
Wednesday Rehearsal — November 20th at 7:00
— (rehearsing ONLY the Christmas Cantata music tonight).
This Sunday — November 24th
Anthem: Hildebrand — For Faith, We Praise You, Lord
Dear Favorite Choir, December 18, 2018
There was a quiet in the sanctuary at the end of the Dan Forest “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” I could feel that the congregation had stopped thinking about a hundred earthly troubles, and, for just a few moments, had joined with our songs in offering praise and thanksgiving to God for the great gift of His Son. Sometimes I do wonder if we “get it across” to the congregation; but last Sunday, I was confident they were “with us.”
And the best part (which I knew and you knew but the congregation did NOT know) was that we had two more top-notch anthems coming up which would raise the celebration and prayer levels even farther: The Mary McDonald “He Is Born” and then the great congregational hymn, “O Come, All Ye Faithful” with all of its brass and strings and percussion and organ and singers and especially those singing the descant on the final stanza. At that moment I knew that you and I were in the right place at the right time doing the right task which the Good Lord had assigned to us — and doing it so beautifully !
I know I talk a lot and sometimes you just roll your eyes and ignore it, but listen carefully to this:
…… YOU SANG AND PLAYED BEAUTIFULLY ……
And I am very proud to be your Director of Music and Choirmaster ! Thank you !
For a full set of our anthem recordings, go to soundcloud.com and search for my personal account. (I am the stevenmowery with the light green safari hat.) The recordings are open to the public, so you can invite your friends and family to enjoy them also. For a simplified recording of some of our early anthems : Older Recordings of our choir
Hello Favorite Choir !
Welcome ! This page will help you in your preparation for anthems and rehearsals. In many ways, this page replaces the “white board” in the choir room. It will give you anthem titles, dates scheduled, and special notes. But it will go farther than that and include links which will take you to recordings of the anthems, so you can listen to them and perhaps sing along.
Please note: All of this process is quite legal; we pay an additional CCLI fee each year which is passed along to the composers and performers of the recordings we use on this website.
Please check it often and let me know how we can make it easier for you to use. If you have announcements or corrections, please send them to me: firstname.lastname@example.org .