The coronavirus pandemic has placed unprecedented demands upon both the musical community and the church community. Before March 2020, it was unthinkable to musicians and worshippers alike that our practice could be done remotely, virtually, digitally, socially-distanced…and yet, when it became clear that there was no safe way to sing, play or worship together in the “normal” sense, we swiftly adapted to the “new normal.”
Since the nationwide lockdowns in March, we have been blessed to have our regular section leaders create recordings for our virtual choir, and we have featured numerous local talents as guest singers and musicians. These musicians have helped us maintain the spirit of worship in our online services.
As things have started to open up again in New Jersey, we are committed to a “hybrid” model of musical worship. That is, throughout the Fall 2020 season, you will hear recordings of our virtual choir and guest musicians played at our in-person services, along with live accompaniment provided by our music director.
Soprano: Dyanne Lile (top left) Alto: Samantha Gordon (top right)
Tenor: Vincent Giampino (bottom left) Bass: Alexander Garcia (bottom right)
There are often opportunities for solo or group instrumentalists to play for a prelude, offering or postlude. In addition, choral and handbell pieces frequently have parts for instruments to perform with the groups. Please let us know of your talent!
The Youth Handbell Choir
Michelle Davis, Director
Membership: Youth, grades 4-12 Rehearsals usually take place on alternate Sundays at 10:20 a.m., from Fall to Spring. Please check back in late September 2020 for updates on the fall schedule.