Music Notes, by Ian Garvie

As Advent gets underway, and the days get still shorter, it’s time to look at the musical offerings in the church for the Christmas season. As always, the second Sunday in December will be our Major Music Service. This year we will be performing Bach’s famous Cantata BWV 140, “Wachet Auf,” as well as a few movements from other Bach works.

     We will be joined by an orchestra anchored by concertmaster Ken Stalberg, and many other talented professional musicians. If you are interested in knowing more about this wonderful piece of music, I will be providing a lecture/pre-concert talk on Wednesday evening, November 30th, at 7:30 in the Parish Hall.
     This Christmas Eve we will continue the tradition of having the music at each service provided by our Children’s Choirs. The 2:00 p.m. service will be sung by the Junior Choir (K-4th Grade), the 4:00 p.m. service by the Chancel Choir (5th and 6th Grade), and the 6:00 p.m. service by the Youth Choir (7th and above). These three services will also feature a Christmas Pageant provided by the youth in the community.
     At the 11:00 p.m. service, we will welcome back young people who have participated in our choir program in previous years, and hear an Alumni Choir of young adults from our community. Please join us in celebrating this joyful season!

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