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.
May Music News
On March 17 Althea Madigan played several pieces on oboe with the piano, choir and congregation! Althea was the Children’s Choir Director here. She now lives in Vernon and plays with the Willimantic Orchestra. The next orchestra performance will be on Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 at Eastern Connecticut State University in the Fine Arts Instructional Center. The concert is free, and she would be thrilled to see us in the audience.
A Hymn Story
While this song was among a collection of hymns published in 1875, it was not until 1954, during Billy Graham’s London crusades that the hymn was widely sung. The Graham team’s music director, Cliff Barrows was given the song by the Rev. Frank Colquhoun, preacher at Norwich Cathedral. Meanwhile, the British press was critical of Graham and crusade funds were diminishing. However, the crusade managed to go on, and even stirred a sense of revival in Great Britain! “To God Be the Glory” by Fanny Crosby and William Doane was a fitting theme, and was sung nearly every evening of the crusade. It is still a fitting theme and the song continues to inspire worshippers today!