2017 MUSIC PROGRAM REPORT
Foremost, and as always, a huge debt of gratitude is owed to the choir who, with loyalty, skill and dedication, persevere to enhance immeasurably the worship at Holy Trinity.
During 2017 we introduced some new hymns and rehearsed and performed some challenging works. We have enjoyed musical offerings from Ferdinand Bredenholler and Justin Bury on trumpet. Some members of our choir sang at Weatherby Pavilion on several occasions, with Cynthia Batchelor accompanying on piano.
As a choir, we attend services twelve months of the year and sing at memorial services. We have been doing varied presentations of the psalms, with talented cantors and readers. Several choir members also serve in multiple capacities during services. This year, we happily welcomed Roger Nathan and Sue North to our choir family, but sadly witnessed the retirement of our treasured friend and choir stalwart, Peter Johnson.
Many thanks to Lynne Francis for coaching the congregation in learning new hymns. She generously gave of her time and talent to prepare very moving choral selections for Good Friday and other occasions, which included wonderful solo work by Sean Latimer and Lenore Richards – thank you both! We enjoyed a successful Carol service entitled “And a Little Child Shall Lead Them”, very musically conducted by Rita Buchy. The performances were bolstered by additional choristers from within and outside the congregation.
Our thanks and appreciation to Terri Johanson for filling in on the organ during the incumbent’s vacation. Our choir rehearses Thursdays 7:15 p.m. to about 8:15 p.m. at the church. Have a word with me if you are interested in joining. Hymn suggestions and comments are always welcome.