Re-Choired! Singing in the Summer Choir


By Thomas Bell, Music Director

Posted on June 2, 2016

The summer choir starts on Sunday, June 26 and continues throughout the months of July and August. If you enjoy singing, and a great many of us do, this may be a great opportunity to join your voice with others. The summer choir meets for an hour at 10 a.m. before the 11 a.m. service. The music is easy to learn, the company is simply delightful, and it is a lovely and very intentional way to worship.
 
But the invitation goes a little deeper. 
 
Worship is about expression and listening. We express our thoughts, needs, and thankfulness to God in our Sunday worship. We listen to the voice of God and the voices of our church family. Both these skills are integral to our lives as Christians, and they are also very important to those of us who sing. We practice using our voices in a choral setting so we can precisely convey our thoughts and feelings through music. The more we practise, the more accurately we can express our intentions. We also work hard at listening to the musical voices around us. Blend is paramount in choirs, both musical unity and blend as a community. The parallels between being part of a church choir and part of the wider Christian church are many. How we express ourselves, with deliberation and care, and how we listen to others with mindfulness, is central to corporate worship and living. We invite you to explore these skills more fully with our community of singers at St. Paul’s.
 
For more information please speak to any choir member or Thomas Bell, Music Director at music@stpaulsbloor.org or ext. 233. Or simply arrive in the choir room on a Sunday at 10 a.m. throughout the warm summer months. An air-conditioned welcome and some lovely music awaits you!