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.
Sun23Sep20189:15 and 11:00 AMSanctuary
Choir sings and dances Maori tune Tama Tu
The Maori people came to New Zealand from Polynesia in canoes a long time ago. There they developed the art of chanting, singing, and dancing. They called it poi, after a small swinging, bobbing ball on a string. Sunday, the 23rd of September, the choir will perform Tama Tu, a Maori proverb set to music. It starts off with chanting in the native Maori language, continues with song, briefly switches to English, and circles back again. It's not a song you will find it easy to sit still for. In fact the Maori words:
Tama tu, tama ora; tama no-oh, tama mah-tay kai.
Kukuti. Poata ra-u. Puoro! Kani kani!
The one who stands, lives; the one who sits, suffers.
Gather together. Now is the time. Sing! Dance!
It may be hard for some to sing or dance in body, but everyone can make a joyful noise and "pew dance"!
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.