I have sung in choirs since I was in elementary school. I have enjoyed the opportunity to learn new music, give joy to others who hear us, and have fun with fellow singers along the way. Music has been a part of my life for going on for sixty years now. I have stretched my abilities to include musical instruments as well as singing. But the foundation was the choral music that taught me about pitch, rhythm, and phrasing. Music is another language that helps keep my brain sharp. Whether it be a syncopation in the rhythm or a strange interval of notes, what I learn keeps my brain learning and expanding. While we were restricted to singing by ourselves into a camera for most of two years, we honed additional skills of how we present ourselves to others.
Now we are able to meet in person and hear each other make music. It is a glorious feeling to join my voice with others as we sing hymns and other music that Kathy Harris chooses for us. A side benefit has been the ability to contribute to the worship life of our congregation. I have heard from many people how important the choir was while we endured the pandemic. I hope that some of you who read this will join us in creating meaningful music that complements our wonderful worship services led by Rev. Dr. Larry Peers. You will gain new friends, make your brain stay sharp, and give back to our church through your efforts. I hope to see some new faces on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.
Click here to view some photos of our choir in action.
If you want to learn more about how you can join in the fun, please email Kathy Harris at Kathy@firstuuwilm.org.