Choir

Under the direction of Sadie Sonntag the choir provides music for Sunday services at least two services a month from September through June.  This year the choir will take the month of July off and return to the 2nd and 4th Sunday schedule in August.  Check back here for upcoming choir performances.

  • Sun
    24
    Nov
    2019
    9:15 and 11:00 AMSanctuary

    This Sunday, your choir will perform an aria from the opera Alcina by George Frideric Handel.  The song is "Verdant Meadows" and in the opera is sung by Ruggiero, a knight, when he realizes the island he's on is really a desert inhabited by monsters.  Even though he knows the island is an illusion, its beauty will haunt him for the rest of his life.

    Verdant meadows, woodland pleasant,
    To my heart thy beauty sings,
    Flowers fair, swift flowing rivers,
    All thy fragrance, all thy flowing,
    Lends my brooding spirit wings.
     
    Verdant meadows, woodlands pleasant,
    Changeless may thy beauty be.
    In the flow of time unceasing,
    And my heart that shared thy gladness
    Feel as now my joy in thee.
     
    Verdant meadows, woodland pleasant,
    To my heart thy beauty sings;
    To my heart thy beauty sings.

    To sing Handel, singers must get a full, rich, broad tone and smooth phrasing.  Handel combined Italian vocal style with German grandeur and power.  Well, we're amateurs, but we have a professional director.  See how well we meet this test next Sunday!

If you’re interested in singing with us, rehearsals are on Thursday nights from 7-8:30pm, and all fun-loving people who want to sing are welcome!  To learn more about the choir, talk to a choir member during Coffee Hour after any Sunday service or contact Sadie here.  Come to a rehearsal Thursday evening during the season, and we’ll all make music together.

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