Music Ministry weekly News! 11/19/14



November 19, 2014


in this issue

:: Youth Ringers and Singers

:: Christmas Cantata

:: Kids Choirs

:: Community Nativity Celebration

:: Music Lessons

:: Handbells

Greetings and Blessings!   

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday.  My prayer for you is for a safe and blessed holiday with family and friends.  Sunday’s Adult Choir anthem is “King of Glory, King of Peace” along with Joyful Noise Bells and the Pearce’s on Clarinet.  There are no rehearsals on the afternoon of November 23 or the eveing of November 26.  There will be one rehearsal for Youth bells and choir on Sunday, November 30.  It is essential that all ringers and singers come to this rehearsal as it is our last rehearsal prior to December 7th when we provide the music for worship.  See the schedule below for more information:


Here are dates to remember along with some of the anthems scheduled: 


November 23 – Music by Joyful Noise Bells, Adult Choir singing “King of Glory, King of Peace” and the Pearces on Clarinet

November 23 and 26 – No Rehearsals, Happy Thanksgiving!

November 30 – Adult Anthem – “Adonai” and music by Efrain Sain

Youth Bells and Choir together at 5:00 pm!

December 2 – Small group at Christmas Party

December 3 – Regular Rehearsals

December 4 – 7:00 PM, Adult Choir and Covenant Carillons Ring and Sing at Community Nativity Program.  Ringers gather at Holy Covenant at 6:15 pm to get pads, bells, chimes, books and stands.  Singers meet at the Mormon church at 6:30 to rehearse for 7:00 pm program.  All should wear Christmas Colors.

December 6 – Dress rehearsal for children’s musical (check with Melanie Luce)

December 7 – Youth Choir and Handbells provide music for 8:30 and 11:00 worship

December 7 – 5:30 pm  Family Feast and Children’s Choir Musical (no youth rehearsals)

December 10 – Wednesday rehearsal for Appalachian Winter with Instruments  Children and Youth at 7:00 pm.   Covenant Carillons Canceled.

December 14 – Appalachian Winter Christmas Music presented by the Wesleyan Choir

and Orchestra.

December 21 – 4th Sunday in Advent – Handbell Choirs perform – Joyful Noise and Covenant Carillons

December 24 – Christmas Eve   6:00 pm Children’s Service.  7:00 and 11:00 pm, Candlelight and

Communion – music TBA

December 28 – Special Music TBA

My thanks to all of you for what you do! 

Pastor Debbie


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Holy Covenant’s Music Ministry is always open to new participants.

Email [email protected] with questions about how to get started!

    Revelation Ringers and Singers
               Ringers, Sunday at 4:30 pm

Singers, Sundays at 5:15 pm


Our next date to ring and sing is Sunday, Dec. 7


Nov. 23 – no rehearsal

Nov. 30 – 5:00 PM last rehearsal prior to singing and ringing on  Dec. 7  (Please plan to attend!)

Dec. 7 – Sing and Ring for both services

Dec. 7 – no regular Sunday rehearsals until January

Dec. 10 – rehearse with Adults for Cantata at 7:00 pm for 15 minutes.

Dec. 14 – Sing with adults and children the final song in the Appalachian Winter presentation at both services.



Dates are being considered for our 2015 choir tour.  Please send your summer dates to Debbie, so she can consider your schedules when planning our trip! 

[email protected]  

Appalachian Winter by Joseph Martin to be presented on December 14 with instruments.

Come join the Wesleyan Choir as we prepare this wonderful Cantata.  The music is all early American in style.  We’ll perform with flute, violin, guitar, drums, piano and cello.   There are books and CD’s available for your voice part to aid learning. The last 30 minutes of rehearsal (8:30 to 9:00 pm) will focus on this work every Wednesday night between now and December.  December 10 will be our final rehearsal with the instrumentalists from 7 to 9 pm.   Let’s make this our largest group of singers yet! 


                Kids Choirs


Dates to sing:

Sunday, December 7 – evening program to present “A Play in a Manger”

Wednesday, Dec. 10 – rehearse with adults and youth at 7:00 pm (15 minutes)  No regular rehearsals until January.

Sunday, December 14:  Sing last song in Appalachian Winter” performance at both services. 


Children’s Choir (Choir room)

Grades 1-5, Wednesdays at 6:30 pm 

Pre-schoolers sing with nursery workers during our services of worship on Sundays.


Children’s handbells will not rehearse until all 8 positions are filled.  Let Debbie know if you are in the 3rd – 5th grade and want to ring.

              Community Nativity
nativity exhibit

The Wesleyan Choir and Covenant Carillons will ring and sing at the community Nativity Celebration at the Latter Day Saints Church in Carrollton on Thursday, Dec. 4 at 7:00 pm


Music Lessons! 
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Jonathan Kaan is teaching piano lessons at Holy Covenant.  You can contact Jonathan at [email protected] or at 972-505-1833 for more information.

Jonathan’s graduated with honors from Baylor University with a Masters Degree in Piano Pedagogy (teaching) and Performance. 


bellsHandbell Choirs!

Joyful Noise plays November 23

Youth Bells on December 7

Covenant Carillons and Joyful Noise play on December 21.


Rehearsal for Covenant Carillons

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Joyful Noise begins rehearsing at Sundays at 1:30 pm

Children’s bells (grades 3-5) We are not rehearsing until we have 4 more ringers! 

Email Debbie if you are interested!

Revelation Ringers (grades 6-12)  Sundays at 4:30 pm 


To join a bell choir contact Debbie at [email protected] or Joy Lasley at [email protected]

Have a Holy and Blessed Week!  God will work through us to bless our work and bless those that hear us.  I can’t thank you enough for all you do to make the music at Holy Covenant meaningful and unique.  Below is the link to sign up or unsubscribe from any of our email lists.


Thanks again for what you do to minister to Holy Covenant.

God Bless!


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