The Return of the Holy Apostles Choir
The Holy Apostles Choir is returning this fall! All ages (children and adults) and ability levels are encouraged to join the choir, which will serve as the musical leadership for our 10 am worship service. The choir will meet at 9 am each Sunday to review that day’s hymns and to prepare music for special days throughout the church year, especially surrounding Christmas and Holy Week. In order to be able to enhance our worship, regular attendance is expected and ask that you keep us informed which Sundays you will or won’t be singing so that we can plan accordingly. We are seeking singers on all voice parts. No audition is necessary. Instrumentalists who are capable of sight-reading notated music or a chord chart are also encouraged to join us!
The goal of the Holy Apostles Choir is to enhance the worship experience of our parish through music, and to provide an opportunity for choir members to grow both spiritually and as musicians. We welcome singers and instrumentalists at any stage in their musical and spiritual journey to participate. Music selection will aim to challenge, but not overwhelm, the capabilities of the group, and to broaden the musical horizons of both the singers and congregation.
Throughout the church year, the choir will serve as the musical centerpiece of several of our major services. At these services, choir members will have the opportunity to perform more challenging music and to collaborate with professional guest musicians from the greater New York area. A modest amount of additional rehearsal may be required leading up to these services and will be scheduled to accommodate the maximum number of participants. Inability to participate in these services due to travel or other conflicts should not be a deterrent to singing in the choir for the regular Sunday services.
Planned special services for the 2017-2018 church year include:
Christmas Eve (December 24)
Lesson and Carols Service (December 31)
Palm Sunday (March 25)
Easter Vigil (March 31)
Easter Sunday (April 1)
Pentecost (May 20)
End-of-Year Choir Concert (tentatively Sunday afternoon, May 27)
Interested in singing or joining us as an instrumentalist? Have questions about how you can be part of the music ministry at Holy Apostles? Contact Sam Shull, Director of Music, at firstname.lastname@example.org.