Begin the year with SINGING!
Festival Choir begins rehearsing on January 17 to present Dan Forrest's LUX: The Dawn from On High, on March 3, 2019. Those who experienced Requiem for the Living in 2016 will recall the power and beauty of Forrest's music. You will not want to miss this chance to sing his newest major work! Here is a recording from Rivertree Singers:
There are seven rehearsals on Thursday evenings, 7:30–9:00 p.m., plus a dress rehearsal:
- January 17, 24, 31
- February 7, 14, 21, 28
- Dress rehearsal is on Saturday morning, March 2, and is required for all participants.
- Performances are at 9 and 11 a.m., Sunday, March 3.
Singers may have two excused absences, and participation in the dress rehearsal is required. High school and adult singers of all experience levels are warmly welcome. Junior high musicians are welcome, too! You do not need to be a member of or regularly attend Gary Church to sing in the Festival Choir.
Please register of request more information for Festival Choir through the Gary Church Office ( ). We hope you will join us for an unforgettable musical experience and a glorious time of worship!
What is the value of our music ministries?
Music is a communal outlet for the joyful heart—a vehicle to express praise and worship to almighty God. Music is also a voice for the heavy heart. Many come to church weighed down by personal trials or the news of tragedy around the world. But we are uplifted by being together, by joining our voices, by comforting one another with hymns that articulate our faith, by re-ordering our thoughts, by finding strength in beautiful melodies and true lyrics, by experiencing spiritual unity as we blend our chords, and by sharing holy moments together. Our music prays the prayers that we all need to pray, and reminds us of the God who loves us all. The music of Gary Church is the heart of Gary Church.