Category Archives: Choral music

Mark Hayes Interview

Mark Hayes (http://www.markhayes.com/) is a special guest of the Brehm Center and Fred Bock Institute of Music worship weekend this Saturday February 11 and Sunday February 12.  Saturday is a full day of discussions, with Mark and others, around the theme … Continue reading

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How Firm A Foundation

The Sunday anthem was anything but routine today (Jan. 22).  We sang an arrangement of “How Firm a Foundation” by Dan Forrest, with full orchestra.  Unfortunately, we don’t have a video of the song (piano accompaniment only, http://www.danforrest.com/choral/), but I … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! A non-believer who was a musician once said to me “Why do the Christians get all the good music?”  The short answer is Jesus–God with us, The Word made flesh, dwelling among us, allowing us to see His … Continue reading

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Glitter: UPDATED #2

News Flash:  LAC Choir Concert Outfits Daringly Innovative Yesterday (10/9), at the Choir Retreat, a tenor reported that the concert outfits are trendy!  “Entertainment Weekly” says so (below).  We are Cutting Edge!  Instead of counter-cultural, we are Cultural!  Instead of … Continue reading

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Home!

We are home, safe, albeit some hacking, coughing, and sniffing still in evidence. We are profoundly gratfeful to our Father who has protected us and allowed us to glorify His Name. We are thankful for each prayer and each person … Continue reading

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Some Vital Greek Vocabulary: Thlipsis

2 Cor.4:17-18:  For momentary, light affliction [thlipsis] is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the … Continue reading

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Becoming a handbell player

Handbell choirs are something of a novelty. The sight of a dozen or so people swinging their arms, ringing small or large bells, is fascinating!  There are many aspects of a bell choir which make the entire enterprise challenging—but challenging … Continue reading

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Experience the trip from your own home

Want to know how to pray for the Argentina choir will they are traveling? Set up this mock tour day for yourself:  Morning Get a wake-up call EARLY. The voice is fuzzy, with a slight accent, so that at first … Continue reading

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A Preview of Argentina by John Sutton

The trip to Argentina has been far beyond my expectations.  The people here are so excited for us to come and it’s obvious that they have been preparing and getting ready for us for some time.  I can’t tell you … Continue reading

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