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August Gabriel’s Horn August 18 Weekly Newsletter

Join Our Summer Choir

An Opportunity to Try Singing in the First Church Choir

As we approach the summer months, the “normal” choir season ends at First Church. After Memorial Day we suspend Thursday night choir rehearsals until September… BUT we don’t stop singing on Sundays for worship. The anthems we sing during June and July are usually simpler so that we can rehearse them on Sunday mornings and still do a great job singing for worship.

This is an ideal time for members of the congregation who have been contemplating the possibility of singing with the choir and have been “on the fence” to give it a try and see what happens. If you fall into that category, please take the plunge and jump into singing in the Summer Choir. I could now list all the physical, mental and spiritual advantages to singing in a choir but most of you have heard it all before. However, singing is definitely a therapeutic activity, and there is documentation to prove it.

I want you to know that I will do anything I can to help you find your voice and add it to the ensemble. I’ve always enjoyed coaching new singers, so don’t hesitate to ask for assistance. The choir at First Church is no scarier than any other church group (which isn’t scary at all), but I realize that to join a new group can be a daunting experience. We especially need low voices, but any voice range will be welcomed into the fold. Come, give it a try. Once you jump in the pool, you will find that the water is just fine. Hope to see you on Sunday mornings in June and July for the Summer Singers.