JOYFUL NOISE! - Notes from the Music Minister

Have y'all noticed that the choir at Grace Lutheran is sounding quite a bit different than it used to???  I certainly have! 

This is an UNBELIEVABLY exciting time for the music program here in our little church!  We have grown by leaps and bounds over the last month(s), and have consequently been able to plan some things for June that you won't want to miss!  With everything ranging from Whitney Houston, to "Rent," to rumored appearances by local drag celebrities(!), to psalm workshops and voice masterclasses...this month is going to be a remarkable one for the music program, and I cannot recommend highly enough getting involved with us for some/all of it!

Even one person can make a huge difference to the kind and quality of music we are able to offer (part of why we've exploded recently has been the addition of three new singers!).  We currently have a big need for BASS/BARITONE voices, and FEMALE voices.  Reading music is a plus, but is certainly not required...all are welcome, regardless of skill level!
REHEARSALS - Wed. 6-7pm, and Sun. 10-10:30am.  Choir loft.

 6/16 - Class on Singing the Psalm
(Immediately following Sunday service, lasting approx. 20min)
Singing the psalm can be one of the more disorienting parts of the service, which is unfortunate since the text is usually some of the more beautiful!  For approximately twenty minutes after service on June 16th, the Music Minister will lead a short workshop on how to make this part of the liturgy spiritually fulfilling instead of weird.  ALL ARE WELCOME!

6/23 - Guest artists from Bayou City Theatrics
The Grace Choir will be joined by members of Bayou City Theatrics for a musical offering of "Love Heals" from the musical Rent.  New choir members welcome!

6/30 - Anthem for PRIDE
In honor of Houston's Pride celebration, the Grace Choir will be performing an amazing anthem written in response to the assassination of Harvey Milk.  New choir members welcome!

7/7 - Singing Masterclass
9:15-10:15am, in the sanctuary
So many people love singing but are afraid to join choir because they think they don't have a good voice, or think they can't sing!  For an hour before service on July 7th, Houston Grand Opera musician Heath Martin will be giving a masterclass on how to make a joyful noise unto the lord!  ALL ARE WELCOME, regardless of skill level or prior experience!

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