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Adults sing! Children ring!

posted Jun 25, 2012, 11:58 AM by Steven Vaughan
If you want to sing but feel you can't commit to a regular weekly choir schedule, here's your opportunity!  This Monday evening, come sing with the Summer Schola!  (A schola is a small training choir run by a church or religious school.)

No experience is necessary! The desire to sing and a willingness to learn a few easy hymns are all that's required.  Though the ability to read music is certainly a plus, you don't have to; since there won't be any difficult harmonies to learn, or any foreign words to stumble over.  Plus, there's no commitment to sing every week!  So this won't interfere with your vacation plans, and you don't have to worry about being absent.

Just like last summer, there will be a monthly rehearsal, on the last Monday of the month, from 7:30 to 9:00 P.M.  We'll go over the schedule of hymns for the following month and learn any you feel are new.  And if you do want to sing at Sunday Mass, simply come 15 minutes early!  And don't worry about your voice being good enough.  There’s an old saying that goes “If God gave you a good voice, raise it and sing praise with it.  And if God gave you a bad voice, raise it even louder and get even!”

And as I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’m also starting a children’s handbell choir called cuori BELLissimi!  Kids will learn basic music notation and how to properly ring handbells.   Becoming a “ringer” develops team work; artistic expression; social interaction and self-esteem.

The first 45-minute rehearsal for children ages 6 – 10 will be on Saturday, June 30 in the air-conditioned Good Shepherd, and continue weekly on Saturday afternoons.   So if you know a child who might want to be involved, either contact me or have them come on Saturday, ready to ring some bells!
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