Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.— Psalm 100:1

Calvary is home to a diverse group of talented musicians who serve faithfully in our music ministry as we seek the Lord and praise Him with song.

From the organ chords and songs of the Choir, to the melodies of our Worship Team, Calvary’s sanctuary rings with music and praise on Sunday mornings. Other opportunities include the Celebration Bells hand bell choir and occasionally a youth worship band.

The choir practices on Wednesday evenings at 7:15 pm, only during weeks before a Sunday service at which they will sing. Contact Lori Bourret in the church office if you have questions about Calvary’s music ministries!

Whatever your age, level of experience or stylistic preference, there is a place for YOU in the music ministry at Calvary.

March Music News

Would you like to sing with us? The Choir is rehearsing music for Lent and Easter, and invite you to join in singing the inspirational music of this special season! Choir rehearsals will be on Wednesdays, March 13 and 27, 7:30 – 9:00 following the Wednesday evening Lenten services. We will sing on March 17, and for some services in April.

Would you like to attend a great concert? The City Singers of Hartford will present “Celtic Fire” at three locations this month. The performances will be on Sunday, March 3 at 4:00 at Wapping Community Church, South Windsor ($15); Saturday, March 9, 4:00 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, West Hartford (free); and on Sunday, March 10 at 4:00 at Bethany Covenant Church, Berlin (free). It is a unique program of Celtic vocal music accompanied by some traditional Celtic instruments.

Here is a good description of the concert from chorus member, Lucy Ferriss. “When many think of Celtic music, jigs and reels come to mind, but there is much more beneath the surface of these engaging tunes and rhythms. The Celts, whose roots were in the Eastern desert, migrated to the British Isles around 500 B.C. where they settled in the outposts of Scotland and Wales, protected from the Roman invasion of Europe. This place of solitude and nearness to the Divine brought forth a spiritually enhanced flair for art and design and a passion for language, literature and music. Our program presents a broad spectrum of Celtic music spanning from ancient Eastern chant to sacred music rooted in folk melody to traditional folk songs. Selections will reflect not only Celtic music from the British Isles, but melodies originating in the Celtic region of Galicia (northern Spain) and other parts of Europe. Instrumental tunes and accompaniments (including jigs and reels!) will feature Celtic instrumentalists known throughout our region for their mastery of Irish harp, wooden flute, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, concertina, bodhran, double bass, pipe organ and highland pipes! In addition, devotional poetry that contemplates the simple activities of daily life and serenely beautiful images represented by stunning photographs of Iona, Scotland will be featured at the performance.”

See or me for additional information about the event. I will be singing at the performances and hope to see you in the audience!

Lori Bourret