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Choir Notes

Did you know vowels have colors? A sung “ah” or “oo,” for example, can sound bright, dark, or muted. Do you know how to use your lungs to get the most from this engine of sound? Kathy Harris takes the choir through exercises each Thursday evening to teach us the correct and effective way to sing, which is much more than hitting the right notes.

Last week we worked on our Big Music Sunday project: performance of a gem from the end of the classical music era, Schubert’s Mass in G. We also sang a hymn celebrating women’s rights and another lovely melody in our hymnal by composer Nguyen Duc Quang, a Vietnamese journalist and musician.

The group is excited about a return to the sanctuary in May. Masked and spaced, we are confident singing and safe are compatible.

There is still time to sign-up to join our Big Music event and provide our June 5 service with all the joyous colors found in sound —composed by the young genius Franz Schubert and conducted by our expert choral-master, Kathy Harris. Email Kathy for more information,