Music Ministry Weekly News! 08/04/2015



Music News 

August 4, 2015 

Joseph from the Pit to the Palace 

Children’s Musical Performance

Fine Arts Week 2015

Friday, August 7 at Noon in the Sanctuary!


Sunday, August 9 – Youth sing at 8:30 Service

Fine Arts Week Kids and Adult Choir at 11:00 Service



BIG Rehearsals

August 5 and 12 – Special Rehearsal for Handbells at 6:30 pm 

Children, Youth and Adults at 7:00 pm.  Performance is August 16th at our BIG Sunday services plus entertainment at the dinner following. 

Come make this a BIG music experience for our church and help to kick-off the choir year at Holy Covenant!



You must reserve a spot in the handbell choir!  contact [email protected] 

in this issue

:: Gospel Fest

:: Handbells

:: Church Choir Workshop

:: Youth Choir

:: Kids Choir

:: Adult Choir

:: Music Lessons

:: Mark Miller Choir



Fine Arts Week is August 3-7.  Performance Friday at Noon!  Come support our children’s program. 


Wednesdays, August 5 and 12 – Combined Youth, Children and Adult Rehearsal at 7:00 pm   A BIG choir needed on the 16th!


August 9 – 8:30 Service YOUTH will sing the Prelude 11:00 Fine Arts Week Kids sing Prelude.  Adult Choir sings “How Beautiful” for the anthem.


August 16 – BIG Sunday – Childen, Youth and Adults sing for special worship and dinner following. This Sunday is the kick off for fall programming.  There will be a special handbell choir also on this date.


August 19 – All regular rehearsals begin.   See below for your choir’s start date and time.


Mark your calendars for October 3 for “Gospel Night” at Holy Covenant.  Bob Michael is the coordinator.  See article below.

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

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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


  Handbell choirs starting!bells


#1  BIG Handbell Choir

August 16

Ringers!  Please mark your calendars for August 16.  We (children, youth or adult) will rehearse on Wednesday, August 12 at 6:30 pm.  We will have a fun handbell choir for our BIG Sunday, August 16!  This will help kick-off our handbell year!

Please let Debbie (me) know if you will play on August 16 so that I can choose appropriate music!  [email protected]   5 positions are filled.  Matt Scrudder, Lizzie Scrudder, Amy Baumgardner, Ryan Baumgardner and Jeriann Bayley   I need to know ASAP if you want to play on the 16th!


#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.

[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. 




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


Please contact Debbie Chapman if you’d like to participate.

Cost is $25 per person.






They have scheduled an “Open Rehearsal”on Sunday, September 13 from 6 to 9 pm at Kessler Park UMC

Credo is going to Australia in the summer of 2016.  What an opportunity!



       Youth Ringers and Singers

There is a Youth Week Swim Party on August 5.  Youth are welcome to come only on August 12 to join the BIG choir!  We will sing Bonse Aba from choir tour on August 16th with the children and adults.  Plan to sing!  Help make this a BIG choir. 

                Rehearsals begin August 23

Bells at 4:30 pm

Choir at 5:15 pm

  Grades 6-12!  Let’s talk about next summer’s choir tour and get a singing and ringing schedule for 2015/2016!

We’ll have opportunities to play

 your instrument in worship!

I’m expecting YOU. 


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

Kids Choir
 Children are invited to be a part of a massed choir on August 16.  Rehearsals are Wednesday 5 and 12 at 7:00 pm!


Kids Choir Rehearsals 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!’

                Wesleyan Choir

All Age Adults!

Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

Starting August 19!


August 5 and 12 are Combined Rehearsals with Children and Youth specifically for music on August 16th  This is a great night to try out choir!

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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. 

Let Debbie know your availability.  [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. 

Mark Miller is coming again to Northaven UMC!

We have another opportunity to sing with this great composer and church musician!

Sunday, September 27, 2015


A massed choir is being assembled to present a worship concert at 7:00 pm.  Starting around 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.


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.  Contact Debbie if you are interested in being a part of this event. 

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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