Our Savior Lutheran Church Sings!

Our Savior Lutheran Church is a singing congregation.  I am so glad for the way we sing – willingly, heartily, earnestly.  I’m always bragging to my church musician friends that OSLC sings so enthusiastically.  It is a joy to be the organist for such a group.  Of course, Lutherans have a long historic tradition of good congregational singing and excellent hymns – and it shows.” Dawn Seidenschwarz (Choir Director)

Choir rehearsals begin Thursday September 13th.

The choir year goes from Thursday after Labor Day, September 13th this year, through the Sunday before Memorial Day.  Rehearsals are Thursday evenings at 6:00 except during Advent and Lent when we shift to Wednesdays after the worship services.  We are always glad to have more singers.  It helps if you read music, at least enough to follow your part.  Our anthems are not the most difficult but we try to choose music worthy of our time and effort – songs that are meaningful and also enjoyable.

We meet on Sunday mornings upstairs at 7:35 to warm up and review the day’s anthem.  Please consider joining us.  If you have questions, please feel free to get in touch.

Email – Dawn Seidenschwarz

Handbell Choir rehearsals begin Thursday, October 11

The handbell choir rings on Wednesdays during Advent and Lent.  It’s a help if you can read music, at least enough to follow your notes and the phrasing in general, but our music is not difficult at all.  Our rehearsals begin on Thursdays at 7:15 and shift to Wednesdays before the worship services.  There are just three Wednesdays during Advent this year – some years we have four – so Advent is not too big a commitment.  We’ll start practicing on October 11 and work weekly just until we’ve learned our Advent pieces. 

We’ll also plan to ring on Sunday morning, December 9, for Lessons and Carols.

 

The Lenten season is a little longer.  We’ll plan to ring on the five Wednesdays from March 13 through April 10.  Rehearsals will likely begin on Thursday, January 31, still tbd.

Handbells add so much to the worship services I believe.  They have such a pleasing, acoustic sound that we don’t often get otherwise in our digitized world.  I don’t think it’s too much to say that their sound helps us calm ourselves at the end of the busy weekday and focus on worship.  Please consider joining us for the Advent season, Lenten season or, better yet, both.

Dawn Seidenschwarz  dseidenschwarz@aol.com  615-419-3859