Music Ministry News! 08/25/2015


   Music Ministry News!

YOU are invited!

August 25, 2015 


Back to Choir Edition!green-blue-balloons.jpg


Children and Adult

Ringing and Singing Choirs

have begun to rehearse (see below for times)

Youth Choirs will begin Sept. 13! (new)


It is time to JOIN a choir!

It is time to give handbells a try!



Children’s Chimes (grades 3-5) – 5:45 pm (Sanctuary)

Children’s Choir (grades 1-5) Rm 207 6:30 pm

Covenant Carillons – 6:30 pm (Sanctuary)

 Adult Choir – 7:30 pm (Choir Room)


Sunday:  Youth Ringers (4:00 pm) and Singers (4:30 pm) Grades 6-12

(rehearsals begin Sept. 13)


If you have ANY questions about being in a ringing or singing choir, contact Debbie Chapman.  

Singers – just show up! 

Ringers – let Debbie know if you are coming so that she can select the right group for you. [email protected]

Beginning/Intermediate Adult Ringers are needed specifically for the Joyful Noise group that rehearses on Sundays.  Contact [email protected]  


Joys and Concerns

Dan Kasten as he has further testing this week for esophageal cancer

Cherie Arruda – brain cancer

Choir members that have lost pets in the last week.

Linda Oakley has moved to her son, WC’s home.


in this issue

:: Handbells

:: Kids Choir

:: Youth Choir

:: Adult Choir

:: Two Adult Choir Opportunities

:: Gospel Fest

:: Music Lessons

  Handbell choirs starting NOW!bells



#2  Children’s Chime Choir – grades 3-5 

Starting Wednesday, August 19 at 5:45 pm

Must contact Debbie to reserve a position in this group.  [email protected]  Must commit to regular rehearsals


#3  Youth Handbell Choir – grades 6-12

Starting Sunday, August 23!  Must Contact Debbie to reserve a position in this group.  Must commit to regular rehearsals

[email protected]


#4 Joyful Noise Handbell Choir – Beginning and Intermediate Ringers.  Contact Joy Lasley to secure your position in this group.   Check with Joy for starting date.  Ringers needed for this group!!

[email protected]


#5 Covenant Carillons – Intermediate to Advanced Handbell Choir – Contact Debbie Chapman to secure your position in this bell choir.  We begin on August 19 at 6:30 pm.


Handbell ringing requires a commitment to regular rehearsals.  Imagine how a piano sounds with keys missing!  Groups must have a minimum of 8 ringers and no more than 13. 

Kids Choir

Kids Choir Rehearsals for 2015/2016 are starting on August 19! 


Children in grades 1-5 are invited to be a part of our children’s choir program.


Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 6:30 pm upstairs in the Education Building.

No registration required.  Just come! 


Children’s Choirs give children the opportunity to be a part of team, much like soccer, baseball and football.  They are a team with the bonus of learning about their faith and sharing that good news with those who listen.  Your children learn to be worship leaders!


Bring your children!  Allow them to be creative, learn music skills and be a part of a team!’

       Youth Ringers and Singers


    Rehearsals for the New Year

 September 13 at  NEW time!

Bells at 4:00 pm

Choir at 4:30 pm

  Grades 6-12! 

We’ll have opportunities to play

 your instrument in worship!

I’m expecting YOU on September 13. 


No registration required.  Just bring a willing heart and there will be a spot for YOU!

                Wesleyan Choir

All Age Adults!

Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

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Adults are preparing music for our Gospel Night on October 3 and will begin work on our Christmas Cantata “Child of Hope” by Mark Hayes. 

We primarily sing at 11:00 worship services BUT Debbie is looking for solos and small groups to present music at 8:30 on Sundays. 

Please see other adult choir opportunities included in this email.

All are welcome!

[email protected] 

  Child of Hope by Mark Hayes

Christmas Cantata, December 13, 2015

Learning CD’s are prepared.

Books are ready!

Come join us for our Christmas Cantata.  Mark your calendars for a Choral Work Day on October 17 from 9 to Noon!  Rev. Suzi Byrd is going to be our clinician and you won’t want to miss working with her.  Her love of singing is contagious. 


Two Adult Choir Opportunities

Same Weekend!




Saturday, September 26, 2015

9 am, includes lunch with a concert at 4:00 pm

Guest Conductor and 4-Time Grammy Award Winner,


Conductor Emeritus, San Francisco Symphony Chorus


Featuring CREDO and the Workshop Choir; Dr. Habermann, conductor


Cost is $25 per person.


#2 Mark Miller is coming again to Northaven UMC!


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Rehearse 4 to 6

6 pm – dinner

Concert at 7:00 pm


A massed choir is being assembled to present a worship concert at 7:00 pm.  Starting at 4:00 pm, we will rehearse, have dinner and then present a concert of Mark’s music with singers from other churches in the Metroplex. The concert is planned for 7:00 pm


There are five required anthems to be familiar with prior to the event.  We already own 3 of them.  The other two are on order. 


There will be a cost of $15 per singer to cover the cost of the meal and Mark’s time.  This event is to draw attention to the issues surrounding full inclusion and the desired outcome is to influence delegates to General Conference 2016. 


Participants are asked to dress in all black and to wear reconciling stoles (not required).  Contact Debbie if you are interested in being a part of this event. 


There is a stole making “Party” on Saturday, September 19 from 9-Noon at Northaven.  Reservations required.


Please let Debbie know by September 13 which event you plan to attend. 


The Credo Choir is having an open rehearsal for new choir members on September 13 from 6 to 9 pm.  This choir rehearses every other Sunday at Kessler Park UMC.  1215 Turner Road, Dallas, TX  75208  Visit or call 216-905-8018

Gospel Fest 2015

October 3 at 7:00 pm.

To All Singers-


Fall is right around the corner and it is time to get ready for the Gospel Fest 2015 to be held on Saturday, October 3. Gary Feltner and Bob Michael have been working on the format for the show and we would like to share that with you.


The show will be in two parts with an intermission in-between. The theme is based around “old time” gospel music and will include many of the old standards that many of us heard and sang growing up. 


The first half of the show will include solo and group acts with the choir singing several numbers much like the cabaret shows we have done in the past. There will be a band to accompany the music. If you would be interested in doing a solo or being part of a duet, trio or small group let us know asap. We will need to get music together and begin scheduling rehearsals beginning in August.  Following the offering there will be a short intermission with refreshments.


The second half of the show will be an audience sing-a-long led by members of the choir.

Using the musical talents that God has blessed us with, we will glorify God and have a fun night of entertainment for those in attendance sharing the songs many grew up with and still sing today.


Gary Feltner and Bob Michael   [email protected]   [email protected]

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. 

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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972-849-5372, Cell

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