Choir, here is the November schedule, which includes information on our Fall Choir Retreat, now set for Saturday morning, November 10th.  As you know, it was very difficult deciding on a retreat date this fall, since no clear winner emerged among the dates we considered.  If you find you cannot attend on November 10th, but would like to set up a time to work on our Advent Lessons & Carols program with me, please let me know.  Perhaps we can get a small group together for the morning of Saturday, Oct. 27th, or some other date that suits.  Where there’s a will, there’s a way!

WESTMINSTER CHANCEL CHOIR ANTHEMS & SCHEDULE
NOVEMBER 2012

November 1* (Thurs., 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.): Choir rehearsal-Music Rm.
Men’s sectional rehearsal 7:00-7:30 p.m.-Music Rm. (optional, but recommended)**

November 4 (All Saints; Communion):
Offertory Anthem: Blow Ye the Trumpet –Kirke Mechem

Communion: Hear My Prayer –Moses Hogan

November 8 (Thurs., 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.): Choir rehearsal-Music Rm.
Women’s sectional rehearsal 7:00-7:30 p.m.-Music Rm.

November 10FALL CHOIR RETREAT (Sat, 9:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in Music Rm)
Join us as we gather for some intensive focus on the music for our Advent/Christmas program (presented Sunday, December 9th, at both morning worship services–note also the dress rehearsal on Saturday, December 8th, 10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.). The program will include a variety of delightful selections in the time-tested Lessons & Carols format we’ve been using the past several seasons. Please call or e-mail Monica if you have questions (489-4974, ext. 113; monica@wpcdurham.org). Attending even part of this retreat will be worth your while. Don’t miss this chance to learn inspiring Advent/Christmas music!
Here is the schedule for Nov. 10th: Bagels, pastries, coffee, & juice available from 8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.; rehearsal from 9:15 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be available afterward for anyone who would like to join us; this is geared particularly toward those staying for Lovefeast Choir rehearsal, but all are welcome! Kindly let me know if you can join us for lunch-see sign-up sheet in Music Room.

November 10LOVEFEAST CHOIR rehearses immediately after the choir retreat lunch, beginning at approximately 1:15 p.m. Rehearsal lasts 1 hour. Music Room. Please consider singing in the Lovefeast Choir this year; we have 3 separate rehearsals, & it’s helpful if you can attend 2 of the 3. See sign-up sheet in Music Room for details.

November 11 (Stewardship Dedication):
Offertory Anthem: Treasures in Heaven –Robert H. Young

November 15 (Thurs., 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.): Choir rehearsal-Music Rm.
Men’s sectional rehearsal 7:00-7:30 p.m.-Music Rm.

November 18:
Offertory Anthem: Morning has Broken –Shawn Kirchner

November 18LOVEFEAST CHOIR rehearses immediately after the 11:00 worship service. Rehearsal lasts 1 hour. Lunch provided. Music Room.

November 22 (THANKSGIVING): NO REHEARSAL-Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25 (Christ the King):
Offertory Anthem: King of Glory, King of Peace –Franklin D. Ashdown

November 29 (Thurs.)–LOVEFEAST CHOIR rehearses 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.–Sanctuary.

November 29 (Thurs., 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.): Choir rehearsal-Music Rm.
NO 7 p.m. women’s sectional rehearsal tonight due to Lovefeast Choir rehearsal.
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*Note that Thursday rehearsals have been extended to 9:30 through Dec. 6th;
please plan to stay the extra 15 minutes if at all possible.

**SECTIONAL REHEARSALS BEGIN with men’s parts on Nov. 1st. Men’s & women’s parts alternate week to week through Dec. 6th. If you cannot attend sectional rehearsals, find them insufficient, or simply need individual help with your music, that’s what I’m here for. . .so please don’t be shy about asking for help!