Dear Chancel Choir members:

   Our May 6th spring concert is less than two weeks away!  Rehearsal attendance has been shrinking somewhat lately.  I’m not alarmed yet, but am getting there.  I want to be sure we keep up the momentum through May 6th so that we can all truly enjoy the concert experience.  As you know, the spring program is a wonderful interactive opportunity, and the energy in the room as our audience joins in singing is a joy to behold.  You don’t want to miss this!  As you also know, many of the anthems programmed for Sunday morning worship during the next few weeks are taken from the May 6th concert program.  In other words, attending rehearsals regularly benefits both Sunday morning worship and our concert.  These American treasures are really beautiful, and I hope you agree that this labor of love is well worth our time and effort.

   Please make sure you have the May 6th concert (7 p.m., music room, preceded by a potluck supper at 6 p.m.) on your calendars; equally important is the dress rehearsal (Saturday, May 5th, 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.).  Our usual rule applies:  unless you’ve made other arrangements with me, attendance at the dress rehearsal is a must if you want to sing the program.

   A quick reminder also that Betty’s wedding is on June 9th, and our choir is privileged to be participating in the service.  If you know of others who would like to join us, please have them contact me, since we’ll have to make arrangements for when/how they will rehearse the music with us.  

   One more thing. . .please continue to use our choir sign-out calendar as often as you can.  It really helps in my planning to know who will be missing on any given Sunday.  

   Please contact me with questions or concerns.

   God bless!