Dear Paige, Tom, Mel, Sarah, and Mimi,
Thank you so much for all of the time, effort, collaboration, flexibility and patience that went in to planning the musical portion of the Easter worship. The experience of singing with such a diverse group of musicians and singers was unforgettable. I know the music during worship is blessing to those attending. I moved when I close my eyes and listen to others, but on Easter something really special happened. I did not feel the pressure of a performance this time. All of our unique sounds came together to share the good news of God’s reckless love. I was expecting to feel worn out after spending four hours at church and singing in three services. Instead, I left church with the euphoric high and optimism I use to feel coming home from church camp. Anything is possible when we come together and worship.
I joined the choir less than a year ago, but have felt so welcomed and supported. I do not read music well. The parts are played separately at first, so everyone can hear and learn their part. I still like to stand next to someone who does read music, and I follow them when we sing. I am writing to thank all of you, but I also hope to encourage others to become a part of the music programs at CGBC. We would be happy to welcome you too.