Music Ministry Weekly News! 1/20/15

       MUSIC NEWS  January 20, 2015     in this issue :: Street Requiem :: Dallas Summer Musicals Academy :: Kids Choirs :: Youth Ringers and Singers :: Voice Lessons :: Handbells :: Music Lessons Greetings!   Sunday, January 25 after the 11:00 service (around 12:15 pm) we’ll have a Music Council meeting in the choir room.  All are invited but especially those who have a responsibility for a  particular area. Come if you have ideas to share or just to listen!   Music Council: President:  Jennifer Baumgardner Logistics:  Rick Harrell Music Librarian:  Susan Kasten Handbell Rep:  Joy Lasley Children’s Choir Rep:  Melanie Luce Instrumental Rep:  Efrain Sain Event Coordinator:  OPEN  (current events are Cabaret, Spring Ring, Fall Recruitment, etc.) Youth Rep:  Taylor Loudermilk Sunshine:  Movalynn McKee Worship Ministry Council Chair:  Melissa Marsh   Come prepared to talk look at 2015 and talk about events and priorities.  No lunch … Read More

Music Ministry Weekly News! 1/13/15

       MUSIC NEWS  January 13, 2015     in this issue :: Street Requiem :: Kids Choirs :: Youth Ringers and Singers :: Handbells :: Music Lessons Greetings!   All of our groups have returned to rehearsals.  Except for our Youth choirs, rehearsals will be at the normal times this coming week.  Many of our youth are attending the Civil Rights Bus Tour and will gone over the entire weekend.   For the Adult Choir, I have rescheduled some of the anthems we rehearsed on Wednesday.  Here are the new dates:   Sunday, January 18 – We are the Hands of Christ;  Sunday, January 25 – Lord, I Stretch My Hand to You    Remember the Chili Cookoff on Saturday night at 6:00 pm! Have a great week!    [email protected] 972-849-5372 Holy Covenant’s Music Ministry is always open to new participants. Email [email protected] with questions about how to get started! … Read More

Music Ministry Weekly News! 1/7/15

     Rehearsals start back TONIGHT!   MUSIC NEWS  January 7, 2015   in this issue :: Street Requiem :: Kids Choirs :: Youth Ringers and Singers :: Handbells :: Music Lessons Welcome to Music Ministry 2015!   Rehearsals begin tonight for Children (6:30 pm), Covenant Carillons (6:30 pm) and Adult Choirs (7:30 pm).  This would be a great night to start rehearsals!  All ages are welcome as we prepare music to enhance our worship experience.  Youth (grades 6-12) begin on Sunday, January 11 with bells at 4:30 pm and choir at 5:15 pm. See YOU there (here!).   [email protected] 972-849-5372 Holy Covenant’s Music Ministry is always open to new participants. Email [email protected] with questions about how to get started!     Credo Street Requiem January 25, 2015 Dallas City Performance Hall 7:00 PM   Overview Famed mezzo-soprano, Frederica von Stade will join Credo Choir, the Dallas Street Choir and the Richland College Chamber Singers in … Read More

Music Ministry Weekly News! 12/6/14

     Thanks for your wonderful work on Sunday!  Thanks for blessing our congregation and me!   Joyful Noise and Covenant Carillons will provide our worship music on December 21.    MUSIC NEWS  December 16, 2014   in this issue :: Youth Ringers and Singers :: Kids Choirs :: 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.    We are half way through our December calendar.  The music on Sunday was pure joy.  Thanks again for all your hard work.  I am so proud of each one of you.     December 17 – 6:30 pm  Covenant Carillons will rehearse.        7:30 pm, The Wesleyan Choir meet at parsonage to sing carols for the Pastor’s Open House.  Wear   … Read More

Music Ministry Weekly News! 12/8/14

  Sunday, December 14 at 8:30 and 11:00 am Wesleyan Choir and Instruments     MUSIC NEWS  December 9, 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.    December 10 – Wednesday rehearsal for Appalachian Winter with Instruments  Children and Youth at 7:00 pm.   Covenant Carillons WILL NOT rehearse.  December 14 – Appalachian Winter Christmas Music presented by the Wesleyan Choir and Orchestra at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM.  Children and Youth to join in for last song.  All wear white top and black bottom – arrive 7:30 AM    December 17 – Covenant Carillons … Read More

Music Ministry Weekly News! 12/2/14

  MUSIC NEWS  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 … Read More

Music Ministry Weekly News! 11/24/14

  MUSIC NEWS  November 24, 2014   in this issue :: Youth Ringers and Singers :: Christmas Cantata :: Kids Choirs :: Community Nativity Celebration :: Music Lessons :: Handbells Greetings and Blessings!    I am praying that each one of you has a blessed Thanksgiving in whatever form that takes for you.  I am planning to take the week off, but will not be out of town.  A reminder that there are no rehearsals on Sunday the 23rd or Wednesday the 26th.  I will see you on Sunday, November 30th.    Here are dates to remember along with some of the anthems scheduled:    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, … Read More

Music Ministry weekly News! 11/19/14

  MUSIC NEWS  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 … Read More

Music Ministry Weekly News! 11/3/2014

  MUSIC NEWS  November 3, 2014 Music Appreciation Sunday is Nov. 9!    in this issue :: Youth Ringers and Singers :: Christmas Cantata :: Kids Choirs :: Community Nativity Celebration :: Music Lessons :: Handbells Greetings and Blessings!    My sincere thanks to our youth, adults and Jonathan for blessing our worship on Sunday as we both    celebrated and remembered those saints in our lives.   Here are special dates to remember along with some of the anthems scheduled:    November 8 – All Church Work Day – all hands on deck! November 9 – Music Appreciation Sunday- Adult Choir and Covenant Carillons (both services) November 23 and 26 – No Rehearsals, Happy Thanksgiving! December 4 – 7:00 PM, Adult Choir and Covenant Carillons Ring and Sing at Community Nativity Program December 7 – Youth Choir and Handbells provide music for 8:30 and 11:00 worship December 7 – 5:30 pm  Family Feast and … Read More

Music Ministry Weekly News! 11/11/14

  MUSIC NEWS  November 11, 2014   in this issue :: Youth Ringers and Singers :: Christmas Cantata :: Kids Choirs :: Community Nativity Celebration :: Music Lessons :: Handbells Greetings and Blessings!    I appreciate all of you that were here as we celebrated all of our volunteers for Music and Worship!  Thanks for a great day.  Also, thanks to those that helped move the pipes and rearrange the front of the Sanctuary on Saturday.    Here are dates to remember along with some of the anthems scheduled:    November 16 – Music by Taylor Loudermilk, Brent Arapis and Adult Choir singing “For All That Is” with Callie Fisher on Flute 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 … Read More