Monday, November 08, 2004


Our parish choir is gearing up for our trip to England this summer. We will spend a week at Bristol Cathedral and five days at Durham Cathedral.

Throughout the year we learn our music that we will use singing choral evensongs each evening in both places, plus Sunday services.

This year, we decided as a choir to take our music on the road, so to speak, giving us an opportunity to share a powerful musical worship service with other groups and parishes, while giving us an opportunity to adapt to other spaces better, and helping us to gel better as a group.

Our choir includes men and women adults as well as children choristers, our ages range from 8 to 70. I am always amazed at the children singing along side us. I wish that I had had that kind of musical education when I was a child.

Yesterday, we sang a choral evensong at St. John's, Crawfordsville -- an Episcopal church that was built in 1837, making it the oldest Episcopal church in the state. There were lots of people there and they showed us great hospitality and encouragement.

It made for a long day, singing first at our parish and then driving to Crawfordsville for rehearsal and service. On the drive back to Indy, the sun was setting and the music was still vibrating in my head.

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