FUMCR Volume 11
I am honored to serve as president of our choir in this upcoming year. I am grateful to Jenny Kelly for her excellent servant leadership in the past year, and I know she will be a great resource to the choir as the immediate past president. This past year has been amazing, with our choir taking on an incredibly ambitious slate of musical projects. I admire all of you for dedicating yourselves to these projects, and our shared success is a testament to our talent, work ethic, and willingness to embrace new challenges.
The path to personal growth is paved with the willingness to take on new challenges, and I would like to challenge each of you to target at least one person to encourage to join our choir. This is not an easy task, considering how busy most people are. But your incoming choir council has already brainstormed some possible events and incentives to make this job easier, and we will roll out the best of these ideas soon.
When people ask me why I sing in the choir, I tell them most often that I relish those opportunities we have to be inspired. Our experience is about more than just sitting up in the loft on Sundays; it is a chance to be constantly inspired, whether it's performing with and rubbing elbows with accomplished musicians (Rollo Dilworth, Mark Miller, Bradley Welch, Mack Wilberg, and Ken Medema come to mind), or feeling that rush of awe and relief after performing great works like John Rutter's Requiem and Chichester Psalms. Even those simple moments in rehearsal when a harmony really pops and you feel that chill on the back of your neck... that's a seed of inspiration, and it's something to savor.
With the fabulous Orr Music Suite now fully operational, I encourage all of you to reach out to anyone who may be a good candidate for our choir. It's going to be a great year, and there is more inspiration on the way. Let's bring even more singers in to share in that experience.
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Alto's Happy Hour
Thursday, June 2nd, 5:30pm
2701 Custer Parkway
We will be assembling at Frankie's at Two Creeks, near Customer Rd. & Lookout. in Richardson (Canyon Creek area). Come for the fun fellowship of your Alto companions!
Questions? Call Karen Lanier at (214)202-4856
See you there....Pssssssst....
Basses, Tenors, Sapranos.... y'all should do this too...just sayin'
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The Fleming Rehearsal Hall
What is allowed is bottled water with a cap on it. Singing is hard work, we get that, but let's protect our new space and keep it new.
So you are now being offically commissioned as Choir Food & Drink Restrainment Police! If you see a member, or even a non-member trying to enter the hall with an unmentionable, then please, gently and lovingly remind them that Food & Drink are strictly prohibited in the Hall.
Political Ad paid for by; People in favor of Keeping Our Hall New committee
We LOVE Coffee!!!
Well whatever you call it, what you must know is that there is no coffee service in the Orr Music suite. Yes, I know if you have snooped around in the kitchen you may have seen a Kurieg, but that is not for the Choir. So please do not use that unit for your personal use.
You are still more than welcome to visit the Welcome Center or there is also coffee areas outside the side sancurary doors near the music suite on both sides!!
Political Ad paid for by; Save Our Coffee, The Jittery Pastoral Soceity
Joe Rawlinson, Jennifer Rawlinson's father in law as he faces surgery; prayers for comfort and healing
Beth's nephew is leaving for his 5th deployment. He is heading to Afganistan. Prayers for safe travel and protection while abroad.
Kaitlen;s Grandfather (Howard)'s Sister-in-law passed, prayers for comfort.
Continued prayers for Dan H. as he is getting ready for surgery, prayers for safe surgery and quick healing.
Prayers for Patty D. continue.
Remember if you have prayer requests it is best to send them to Beth, so she in turn can send them to Dan and myself to get into the Wed. powerpoint and weekly newsletter.
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Off the cuff the one on the top I think requires each member to pull out a bullhorn, turn it to "max" volumne, and then sing very loudly into it.
The one below... I am not sure you are allowed to breathe...maybe just breathe out the words...but then again, your breath might generate something audible...so, not sure what to do...
Jack & Marla Orr Music Suite
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He is talking all suggentions at this time concerning the Richardson Parks. He enjoys long conversations on how to improve them, see him after choir...
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