Music Ministry Weekly News! 12/2/14



December 2, 2014



in this issue

:: Youth Ringers and Singers

:: Christmas Cantata

:: Kids Choirs

:: Community Nativity Celebration

:: Music Lessons

:: Handbells


Greetings and Blessings!   

As we move through the next days and weeks, let us remember the reason for the season. Remember that we wouldn’t have the resurrection and the promise of eternal life if it were not for Jesus’ birth. 


This coming week is a full one for me as many begin celebrating the season.  I have four singers going with me to lead carols as a party on Dec. 2 (Tuesday night).  If you want to go along, please let me know ASAP. 


Wednesday night, Dec. 3 will be an important rehearsal for the children’s choir, Covenant Carillons and our adult choir.  Several instrumentalists will be at the Wesleyan Choir rehearsal (7:30 pm) and our entire rehearsal will be spent preparing for December 14.   The Wesleyan Choir will be singing on December 7th with the youth as the bells play “I Saw Three Ships.”  Youth ringers and singers should arrive at 7:45 am to prepare and Adults should arrive at 8:15 am on the 7th.   Youth must plan to be present at both services.  We will not rehearse on Sundays again until January. 


Thursday, December 4, the Covenant Carillons and the Wesleyan Choir will present a 30 minute program at the Latter Day Saints Church.  The address is 4000 Nazarene, Carrollton, TX  75010.  Debbie will need help transporting handbells, pads, music stands, etc.   We can talk about this at rehearsal, but consider how you can help.  Our performance starts at  7:00 pm.  We will begin with the singing choir and end with the handbells so that there is plenty of time for the non-singers to get set up.  Plan to arrive no later that 6:45 pm, if possible.  Wesleyan Choir shirts have come in.  Debbie will bring them to rehearsal on Wednesday for us to wear on Thursday night. 


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


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. 

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

December 7 – Youth Choir and Handbells provide music for 8:30 and 11:00 worship  (Adult choir will sing with the youth on one of their songs)

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 WILL have a short rehearsal from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm

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

December 17 – Covenant Carillons rehearse 6:30 to 7:00 pm.  Wesleyan Choir meet at parsonage to sing carols for the Pastor’s Open House.  Arrive to sing around 7:30 pm

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 pm – Candlelight and Carols with Wesleyan Choir;  11:00 pm, Candlelight and Communion with solos and small groups

December 28 – Covenant Vocal Band

January 4 – 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


Dec. 7 – Sing and Ring for both services – Wear Blue shirts and black pants or skirts

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! 

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

The music is all early American in style.  We’ll perform with flute, violin, guitar, drums, piano and cello at both 8:30 and 11:00 am services.  

                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
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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


See opening article for more specifics!



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. 

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Youth Bells on December 7

Covenant Carillons at Nativity Display, December 4.

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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