Choir Annual Report 2012
by Choir Director Paulette Velazquez
Last year the choir learned a lot of new musical ideas. Most participated in the music class that was offered for a few weeks and we continued work on the music reading throughout the year. For 2012, I'd like to begin a new choral ensemble that is separate from Sunday's Divine Liturgy Choir. Like Sunday's choir, everyone will be invited to participate, but this ensemble will only sing specific services that will be planned ahead and will rehearse at a different time than on Sundays. Participating in this choir will require you attend the rehearsals that are planned for each specific service you choose. If I receive enough interest from our young people in our church, I will start a separate children's choir, so please ask your children if they would like to sing a service. (this includes The Wise Thief and Nocturnes and other pieces from Lenten services which they have traditionally sung in the past and can also include occasional services such as baptisms, funerals and weddings should the family wish to have a choir or small group sing.) Every week I hear so many beautiful voices and I am inspired by all of you to bring forth the vast amount of musical talent our congregation has to even further beautify our services. I'm looking forward to working with you and hope you too will be inspired by this new opportunity!