Thursday, August 23, 2007

First Rehearsal

We had a terrific first rehearsal last night! Several new people joined us, and we sight read through most of the music for the fall. That's always hard work for everybody, and the new people were a little shell-shocked by it, but I did have several people tell me afterward that they are excited about the new music they saw. I think having an overview of the fall anthems builds enthusiasm and a sense of purpose. When we were done, we ate and mingled, and I was pleased to see that the new folks were being welcomed by the long-time members. They seemed to be feeling right at home.
I'm struck again by the loving, caring group we have. That's really the best witness they have as worship leaders.


Michelle said...

I'm so glad that your first rehearsal went well! I will pray that all of the rehearsals that follow will be just as wonderful! Love, Michelle

ramonw said...

Hi Joyce!

Thought I'd pop in and see how you and the choir are doing. I was reminded today of the "Five Mystical Songs" we did with Jethro, and how challenging and rewarding that was. I'm still not in a choir, but wishing for it. I'm seriously thinking of becoming a Presbyterian so I can find a "traditional" service that has a choir!

I've also thought of the local Bach Chorale, although they are already working on Christmas, so I may have to wait until Spring to audition (!)

Sorry to hear about your dad and his heart. I hope he is doing better.

I keep you and the choir in my prayers, as well as the church.