Music Ministry Weekly News! 3/24/15



Holy Week, Music News 

March 24, 2015 

music staff



in this issue

:: Kids Choirs

:: Youth Ringers and Singers

:: Handbells

:: Voice Lessons

:: Music Lessons



Good afternoon all,  Here you have a day by day, hour by hour account of preparations and service times for Holy Week.  Hope you find this helpful.  Keep it someplace handy for easy reference.




Wednesday, March 25

6:30 pm – Children’s Choir

6:30 to 7:00 pm – Covenant Carillons

7:00 pm – Orchestra rehearal with Joyful Noise and Hymns for Sunday

7:30 pm – Orchestra rehearsal with the Wesleyan Choir


Palm Sunday:

7:30 am – Arrival bells, choir and orchestra for rehearsal

8:30 am – Service of Worship

10:45 am – In places for 11:00 Service

2:30 pm – Joyful Noise rehearsal

4:30 pm – Revelation Ringers rehearsal

5:15 pm – Revelation Singers rehearsal


Wednesday, April 1

6:30 pm – Children’s Choir

6:30 pm – Covenant Carillons

7:30 pm – Adult Choir


Thursday, April 2

6:30 pm – Covenant Carillons Rehearsal

6:45 pm – Adult and Youth Choirs Arrive (youth are invited to sing the anthem)

7:00 pm – Maundy Thursday Communion Service


Friday, April 3

6:30 pm – Readers/Disciples rehearse

6:45 pm – Adult Choir warm-up

7:00 pm – Good Friday Service


Sunday, April 5

6:15 am – Youth Singers Warm-up

6:30 am – Sunrise Service

8:00 am – Warm up for 8:30 Worship

10:45 am – Warm up for 11:00 Worship 

No afternoon Rehearsals


Music for Services:


Palm Sunday:

Prelude – Hosanna, Loud Hosanna – Joyful Noise Ringers

Lenten Canticles

Hymns 280 and 298

Readers: Miles Olsen, Cherl Harrell, Jason Redick, Katie Bayley, William Powell III, Dotty Costello, Sheli Erenberger, Sharon Harris

Chamber Orchestra


Maundy Thursday:

Prelude: Ah, Holy Jesus – Covenant Carillons

Opening Hymn:  Taste and See – Bells with Youth and Adult Choir

Anthem – My Song is Love Unknown – Covenant Carillons

Closing Hymn – 614 For the Bread Which You Have Broken


Good Friday:

Prelude: When Jesus Died for Me – Adult Choir

Hymns:  2112, 2155, 484, 367, 2198, 488, 288

Solo:  He touched Me (Bob Michael)

Duet:  When You Prayed Beneath the Trees (Chelsea Sparks and Taylor Loudermilk)

Readers/Disciples: Dave Hill, Lee Shore, Dante Paa, Bob Michael, Rick Davis, Mike Johnson, Ryan Baumgardner, Dan Kasten, Jim Guest, David Valcourt, Tremayne Phillips, William Bryan

Instrumentalists:  Jonathan Kaan, Bill Franklin, Efrain Sain



Sunrise Service – Youth Choir singing “From Rising of the Sun”

8:30 and 11:00 Worship

Prelude – Children’s Choir singing “This is the Day”

Anthem – 8:30 Youth Choir, 11:00 Adult Choir singing “God So Loved the World”

Offertory – Adult Choir and instruments – “Canticle for Easter Day”

Benediction Response – “Hallelujah Chorus”

Hymns – 302, 303

Instrumentalists: Bruce Allen, Dan Patman, Alex Stahl, Logan Johnson, Rachel Millaway


Dates to Remember:

April 18 – Craft Fair

April 26 – Annual Spring Ring Handbell Concert

May 2 – Junktique

May 17 – Senior Sunday

May 24 – Children’s Musical

June 15-19 – Vacation Bible Camp

July 20 – 28 – Combined Choir and Mission Trip Dates are approximate

July – No Adult Choir Rehearsals

August 3-8 – Fine Arts Camp


Mark your calendars for October 3 for “Gospel Night” at Holy Covenant.  Bob Michael is the coordinator.  Stay tuned for more details.



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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!

                Kids Choirs

Dates to sing:


Easter Sunday – April 5

Musical – May 24 (10:00 am)

Dress rehearsal, May 23, 9 to noon


Starting Wednesday, Feb. 11, this choir will meet in Room 207 in the Education Building.  Please drop off and pick up your kids there.


Wednesdays at 6:30 pm – grades 1-5! 


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


Children’s handbells will be open to all elementary children (grades 1-5) to play in the Spring Ring Concert on April 26.  We’ll rehearse April 8, 15 and 22 to prepare. Wednesdays, 5:30 pm in the Sanctuary.

    Revelation Ringers and Singers

Disney – Orlando!!!!!!!

Music and Mission – all YOUTH!

Deposits of $50 due now for this trip!

Scholarships available (contact Debbie or Jason so that we can know if you are going)


Youth Ringers and Singers Schedule: 

*Regular rehearsal on 29

*Sing at Sunrise and 8:30 on Easter Sunday, April 5  (no afternoon rehearsals)


We still have openings in the handbell choir and are desperate for some low male voices!  Come join us.  Invite friends!


Mark your calendars for roughly June 20-28.  We are going to combine Music and Mission.  Singers, Ringers and Workers, plan to attend! We’ll work with our hands, our hearts and our voices! 

Handbell Choirs


Covenant Carillons  Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Next date to play is Maundy Thursday, 

April 2.


Children’s bells (Grades 1-5)

Children WILL rehearse in April to prepare for Spring Ring.  We’ll rehearse April 8, 15 and 22


Revelation Ringers (grades 6-12) 

See you Sunday, March 22!


Mark your calendars -Sunday, April 26 for our annual Spring Ring.

Let Joy and Debbie know if you would like to be on the planning team for this event.


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



Voice Studio:

Erin Alcorn, Soprano

$40/ hour, $35/ 45 min, $20/ half hour 

She teaches in her home studio in Coppell, Texas

[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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