St. John’s is delighted to share the news that after an absence of almost three years, we are bringing back the Choir for the 9:30 Sunday services! We will have monthly “Choir Sundays” as part of our music rotation this fall. They are: October 8, November 12, and December 10. These are Sundays when Music Coordinator Steve Minkler is scheduled to serve as the primary musician.
We are equally delighted to announce that Samantha Feliciano will join us as Choir Director. You may know Samantha as the vocalist for our Sunday Jazz Ensemble. Samantha is a senior at Western Connecticut State University, where she is majoring in Music Education with a concentration in Voice. She is a member of several vocal ensembles at the University, and is a voice and piano teacher at several private studios in the area. She has studied classical and jazz voice with Laura Washburn and Alta DeChamplain. This summer, she was a finalist in Hartford Jazz Society’s Emerging Artist Competition.
Samantha and Steve are excited to partner in this project. They’ve selected choral anthems and hymns for the Choir this fall, and a rehearsal/“performance” schedule as given below.
If you — or others you know — are interested in joining the new Choir, please come to our first rehearsal on Tuesday, September 19, at 7:00pm. You will hear us gathering and singing in the church, while the upstairs Choir Room is undergoing repairs and renovations.
Please spread the word!
If you are someone who:
- Wants to help us with a new interpreation of the choir at St. John’s Church
- Likes to sing or play an instrument (even a tambourine!)
- Is looking to join others for some fun and fellowship
- Wants to introduce new music at St. John’s
- Doesn’t mind “performing” in front of the congregation
- Is 12 to 112 years old
- Can commit to each of the Sundays below, plus at least one rehearsal for each
WE NEED YOU!!
Fall 2017 Schedule – all times are in the Church
Tuesday, September 19, at 7:00pm — Rehearsal
Tuesday, October 3, at 7:00pm — Rehearsal
Sunday, October 8 — 8:45am Warm-Up; 9:30am Worship Service
Tuesday, October 24, at 7:00pm — Rehearsal
Tuesday, November 7, at 7:00pm — Rehearsal
Sunday, November 12 — 8:45am Warm-Up; 9:30am Worship Service
Tuesday, November 14, at 7:00pm — Rehearsal
Tuesday, November 28, at 7:00pm — Rehearsal
Sunday, December 10 — 8:45am Warm-Up; 9:30am Worship Service
Possible Winter Performance:
Sunday, December 17 — 4:00pm, as part of “A Cool Yule” annual concert