Dear Fellow Choir Members and Music Lovers:
Our last three years we have attained nearly 100 voices for our cantatas!!! I’m hopeful that we can keep that momentum going and perhaps have even more!
Fall is upon us and thoughts will soon be turning to the Christmas Season. I want to take this opportunity to thank all of those who made last year’s cantata, “Christ Was Born For This” such a success! Directing these ecumenical cantatas has turned out to be some of the most enjoyable experiences of my life and I’m so excited to do it once again this year. This year we will be doing a BRAND NEW cantata thanks to the generous Christmas gift I received in the form of donations for a new Cantata. “The Greatest Story Ever Told” by Dennis and Nan Allen will be performed on Sunday, December 2nd at 7:30 P.M. Orchestration was purchased with memorial gifts in memory of Shirley Wentz and Carol LaRose who were both faithful members of Zion UCC’s choir.
We will once again be accompanied by the Zion Festival Orchestra and will also be doing another anthem which is to still to be determined.
It is my hope that the ecumenical choir that we get together every year for this event will continue to grow. I am asking a special favor of all participants to invite a friend along to our rehearsals to see the fun and enjoyment that can come from singing with a group! “The Greatest Story Ever Told” is a special cantata consisting of a wonderful mix of contemporary and traditional songs. It includes “For Unto Us a Child is Born/Open the Eyes of My Heart”, “Heaven Sings Glory”, “Angels from the Realms of Glory”, “One King”, “A Strange Way to Save the World” and more. The narration is simply beautiful! Once again, I encourage you to invite your friends to join us in singing! No experience is necessary! Practice CDs will be made available!
Rehearsal Dates: Wednesday, October 10th at 8:30 PM
Thursday, October 18th at 7:30 PM
Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, October 31st at 8:30 PM
Thursday, November 8th at 7:30 PM
Tuesday, November 13th at 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 18th at 3:00 PM (Practice with orchestra)
Wednesday, November 21st at 8:30 PM
Thursday, November 29th at 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 2nd at 3:00 PM (Performance at 7:30 PM)
Please note that I don’t expect everyone to make every rehearsal! I have “scattered” the days so they don’t consistently interfere with other rehearsals or commitments!
Zion’s Chancel Choir is sponsoring a Roast beef dinner in order to defray the cost of the Cantata. This dinner is scheduled for Saturday, October 27th from 4:00 PM – 6:30 P.M. in the Zion UCC’s Fellowship Hall. You can call me or see any member of Zion’s choir for tickets or get them at the door. This year we are also looking for volunteers to help prepare and serve this dinner so if you can help in any way, please contact me!
We are also looking for helpers for the dinner on Friday, October 26th in the morning for preparation and the 27th for serving!
I am sincerely looking forward to working with you all! Please fill out the attached form and return it to me as soon as possible so I can make sure I have enough music for everyone! Also, please note that you are welcome to invite friends who are not members of your church or a church choir at all. We want this cantata to be a great way for music lovers to get together and share in the joy of music. Please feel free to contact me at any of numbers listed above if you have any questions or concerns.
Cick on the link to register here! https://goo.gl/forms/15c088tlwkJw5IGq1