This is our last Summer Choir of 2018. What luck it is the same day as our church picnic! You can come to sing; Stay to eat, drink and enjoy the company of your family and ours.
For our last summer choir session of the year, we'll sing a venerable favorite, Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring." You know this tune very well, but did you know it is the most common English title of a piece of music derived from the 10th and last movement of the cantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147 ("Heart and Mouth and Deed and Life"), composed by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1716 and 1723?
Under Bach’s design, the triplets (DUM-da-da DA-da-da DA-da-da DA-da-da . . .) form a choir-song of praise to Jesus Christ, Emmanuel, our joy and our strength. Even when the light, bright major chords give way to the minor key, signifying the turning of life’s circumstances, the Christian’s confession remains the same: Jesus is mine; what shall I fear?
Summer choir is simple. You don’t need to have sung in a choir before. This is a unique opportunity to meet people in the First Saint Paul’s congregation who enjoy singing while learning to sing a beloved song with a familiar melody. There’s no long-term commitment and all ages are welcome.
We’ll begin with a short rehearsal at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday, August 26th. Then together, we’ll help fill the 9:30 a.m. worship service with music.
Of course, you'll want to stay for all the fun of the church picnic immediately following the worship service.