Music Notes, by Ian Garvie

My heartfelt thanks go out to all the musicians who made the Major Music service this past weekend such a success. The joyful strains of Bach were uplifting for everyone present! Special thanks go out to our many soloists – our singers, Chuck Claus, Davron Monroe, Irina Kareva, Melanie Bacaling, Livia Racz, and Melanie Salisbury; and from the orchestra, Ken Stalberg on violin, Veronica Kenney on oboe, and Amy Dinsmore on English Horn. 
     Next week, we welcome our children’s choirs into the service for a multi-generational service. The 9 a.m. service will feature the Junior Choir singing alongside the Nova Choir, and the 11 a.m. service will feature both the Chancel and the Youth Choirs.
     In other news, the Music Committee is proud to announce the completion of the first stage of a technology upgrade to the Parish Hall. The upgrade, funded by the Alfa Radford Legacy Fund, features brand new wireless microphones and a DVD player, as well as streamlined connections for laptops, audio devices, and online media. This means that any committee or renter has easy access to the sound system and projector, making movies, parties, receptions, and other events easier for all. Special thanks to Stefan and Valentin Frank for the installation.

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