Only You and Beyond
By Catherine Wethington, Dir. of Children’s & Youth Choirs
The Children’s Choir will perform Only You on November 13 during the 10:30 service. Some of you might recognize Only You from your VBS soundtrack. I’m so glad our choir has the opportunity to share this beautiful song with our congregation! The text speaks of how God loves us in a unique way that only he can:
Who could love me like you do?
Only you could love me this way,
Only you deserve all this praise.
This solo piece will highlight the beautiful voices that our children are developing and our ability to sing in two parts. We have started to learn about musicality beginning with dynamics, which the children showed expertly in He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands, we will continue to add new terms to our basket of skills. Next up, legato! Looking ahead we will begin working on our Christmas Musical, The Case of the Reluctant Innkeeper. If you have a child interested in joining Children’s or Youth Choirs, then this is a great time to come sing with us. We meet Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. in Langley Hall!
A Choral Concert to Benefit Share
By Jerry Rich, Director of Music
The third annual McLean Interfaith Concert will be held at Temple Rodef Shalom (2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church) on Sunday, November 6 at 7 pm; The theme is “Turning Our World Together.” Choral singers from many of McLean’s religious communities will come together to present four massed pieces, directed by Charles Wesley UMC’s Matt Duckery and Rodef Shalom’s Cantor Rachel Rhodes. Trinity’s Chancel Choir will present solo pieces, as will choirs from St. Thomas Episcopal Church and McLean’s LDS Church.
The concert is free; attendees are asked to bring food that will be donated to SHARE of McLean’s Food Pantry; please choose from Thanksgiving-type fare such as boxed stuffing, boxed mashed potatoes, canned pumpkin, canned corn, canned green beans, cranberry sauce, white flour, white sugar, canned fruit, and ground coffee.