The Episcopal Church of the Holy Innocents
SAVE THE DATES!!
Saturday, December 1 at 4pm Messiah Sing with New Jersey Chamber Singers
Friday, December 14 at 7pm Lessons and Carols 2019
SPRING CONCERT SERIES
Saturday, March 9 at 4pm ~ Celtic Harp
Reverend Dan Hinkle
Saturday, April 6 at 4pm ~ Classical and Gospel
The Elmwood Concert Singers
Saturday, May 5 at 4pm ~ Songs You Love to Hear Elizabeth M. Meagher, mezzo-soprano and Friends Sunday, June 9 at 4pm ~ Capital Singers of Trenton
TIME TO SING AGAIN!
ALL ARE WELCOME to come sing with Holy Innocents’ Choir. We are very blest to have such a wonderful choir, but we are always looking for new members, so please consider joining us. Better yet, find a friend and the two of you consider joining us.
Let me alleviate some of the stress caused by things you do not know and may make you hesitant to join:
1. You do not have to read music. Most of our choir members don’t. You really need more common sense than music reading ability.
2. You do not have to have a wonderful voice. Thankfully, most of our choir members do, but blending is one of our biggest focuses as a choir. We work hard to blend all the voices (the great, and the not so great) into one. This creates one beautiful and consistent sound.
3. You do not have to rearrange your travel schedule or special plans you made with your family for the holidays. That’s because we have a fabulously positive attitude amongst our membership – when you are there, we are happy to see you! When you are not, we miss you, but we understand that committing to every single Wednesday evening (for rehearsal), and every single Sunday morning is pretty unrealistic.
4. You do not have to make a year round commitment. We do not sing during the months of January, July (well, we do sing on the Sunday of 4th of July weekend), or August. Holy smokes – that’s three months you don’t have to worry about! Common sense does come into play again here. There are some limits, but basically, I happily work around everyone’s schedules.
5. There is really ONLY ONE THING you do need to have, and that is the desire to Praise the Lord in Song (although it’s good to have a sense of humor, too – we laugh A LOT). It’s as simple as that. Pray about it – the choice is yours to make.
OUR CHOIR RETURNS
Sunday, September 9 ~ old (you know what I mean) choir members report at 8:30 to rehearse for the 9:30 service
Wednesday, September 12 ~ 7PM – 8:30PM - Rehearsal NEW MEMBERS ARE WELCOME! Please feel free to come to this rehearsal to “try us out” and see if you would like to join.
Ellen Dondero, Minister of Music
Before our service begins, a quiet prelude is played on the organ, allowing all to enter the church and have some time for quiet prayer and/or healing. The choral anthem at the offertory helps us focus on the readings that day, as well as the church season in general, and during communion, the music is often particularly reflective, creating a pensive and prayerful tone. The liturgy centered hymns allow us to make music together in His name. All of this is offered to the Glory of God and can bring us closer to Him. And it is so worth getting there!