After this past Wednesday’s rehearsal with Choral Union, I immediately wanted to share with you the many wonderful presentations our music programs are currently preparing for our congregation. We have hit the road running with preparing several different presentations for the month of September. These performances are preceded by the upcoming August 28 worship service presentation of Ola Gjeilo’s (pronounced Yay-lo) “Sacred Heart” (Ubi Caritas III). This choral selection is accompanied by four outstanding professional string musicians from the Fort Worth Symphony. I promise you will be moved spiritually by the composer’s incredible ability to create an ethereal effect for the service.
Following this Sunday, we bring to you Choral Union’s rendition of “How Firm a Foundation.” This of course is during our Labor Day weekend service and starts off a month of variety as it pertains to music. The 9/11 service, as mentioned in a recent blog, will feature our Singing Men of First Church. Also in this service, we will have our Fifth Street Bells. On September 18 Crossroads (our resident Bluegrass group) will lead our services. Adoramus (our resident Chamber Choir) will present the selection “Witness” on September 25 to close our fantastic array of music for the month. This leads us to October and World Communion. On October 2 Choral Union and members of the Fort Worth Symphony will present Mozart’s Coronation Mass in C in the worship service. With that, be looking for more information in upcoming blogs. I hope you agree from reading above that we should all GET READY for a great month of music in our worship experience.