It’s Now the Christmas Season – August 25, 2017

I know it seems difficult to think about Christmas when the heat index nears 110* outside. But, for the choir, the end of summer is when preparations for Christmas begin.

If you are like most people, simply thinking of Christmas brings a smile to your face. Thinking about the sights, the sounds, the food, and the people who gather during the holiday season makes it an easy time to anticipate. It is truly the most wonderful time of the year (at least for me). One of the events that I am looking forward to this year is the Christmas cantata that I am planning for the choir.

To kick-off the “Christmas Season”, I am hosting a choir dinner party on Friday, August 25 at 7:00. This event is a way for me to thank the choir for their dedication and faithfulness to the music program at Tabernacle, while it is also provides an easy way for new choir members to try the group out without any pressure. There is no need to bring anything, just show up hungry and we will listen to the Christmas cantata from start to finish. There are no auditions, and no minimum years of experience required and no attendance requirements. All you need to bring is an enjoyment of music, and about an hour and a half on Wednesday nights.

Finally, remember that August 25 is a Christmas party. So, wear your Christmas sweaters (I’ll make sure the air is turned down a bit), wear your reindeer antlers, wear your favorite holiday attire. Just come, laugh, eat, sing, and dream of the cold we’ll feel the night of December 17th at 7:00 when we present the cantata to the church and to the community.

The sign-up sheet for the dinner is taped outside the door heading into the choir room (just outside the chapel). Please sign up, so I know how much food to prepare. I am looking forward to the wonderful music we will get to create together. All you need to do is come.

It is a joy to serve you,
Ernie