First Church Welcomes John Yarrington
November 16, 17 & 18
On November 16, 17 and 18 First Church will welcome Dr. John Yarrington, well known national choral clinician to share his insights and expertise on singing and how to create beautiful choral sound. John is a long-time friend of John Horman, Director of Music for First Church, and their paths periodically cross at national musical events. Both have served together as clinicians at national conferences for Methodists and Presbyterians at Montreat and Junaluska, North Carolina.
John Yarrington has written many articles for major journals relating to church music and especially the changing voice. His published compositions are with Augsburg Fortress, Choristers Guild, and MorningStar. Books include “Training the Youth Choir,” “Somebody’s Got My Robe,” and “Somebody’s Got My Hymnal.” A new book, in progress, is entitled “Have We Had This Conversation?”
Dr. Yarrington directs the Chancel Choir of the First Presbyterian Church. Previous positions in church music have included McFarlin Memorial Methodist in Norman, Oklahoma; The First United Methodist Church of Dallas, Texas, and Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church of Little Rock, Arkansas.
Schedule for the weekend:
Friday evening: 7:00 Dinner and an opportunity to meet the clinician
Saturday morning: 9:30-12:30 Rehearsal and choral workshop
Sunday morning: 9:30 Rehearsal and Warm-up, followed by worship at 10:30
Events on the Yarrington Choral Weekend are open to all—no choir experience is necessary. The purpose of the weekend is to create musical fellowship through singing. Put the date(s) on your calendar and come enjoy beautiful choral music and the joy of singing together.