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Sunday —    March 1st — 

Chancel Choir and Rev. Malone going to Morningstar Church, Hickory 

   We are singing 3 anthems: 

          1 Althouse — My Soul Is a Witness

          2  Robertson — A New Commandment

          3  Schalk — Abide with Me 

 We will rehearse in our FPC Sanctuary at 10:00 AM .

            No robes !


                 White shirts/tops and dark pants.   

                 NO ties or scarves.  



Wednesday Rehearsals continue each week at 7:00 —


 .     Rehearsing anthems for Lent and for Easter including

        Palm Sunday (April 5th)  CANTATA 11:00 Schutz — “The Seven Words of Christ on the Cross”

with orchestra and with Processional of the Palms

        Easter Sunday (April 12th)   BIG ANTHEM 11:00 — Handel — “Worth Is the Lamb … Amen” from MESSIAH

with orchestra



Sunday —    March 8th —     

Regular Schedule 10:00 Rehearsal and 11:00 Worship


Christmas Cantata Rehearsal December 15, 2019


Dear Favorite Choir,                                                             December 20, 2019 

There was a quiet in the sanctuary at the end of the Dan Forest “Silent Night.”  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 three more top-notch anthems coming up which would raise the celebration and prayer levels even farther:  The Lloyd Prautsch “Dance of Adoration # 7, 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:


       And I am very proud to be your Director of Music and Choirmaster !   Thank you !








Crossnore Presbyterian Church, June 24, 2018








                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. PAM sealBut 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:   stevenfpc@hickoryfpc.org .   Palm16Processionall