The PPUMC Choir is excited to be back on an in-person weekly rehearsal schedule as we join with the rest of the congregation in exploring new ‘normals’ in the midst of the pandemic. Following all guidelines established by the church administrative council, we’re meeting – and singing – while masked and keeping safe distancing boundaries. There’s no doubt that vocalizing, supportive breathing and enunciating are a bit more challenging than in pre-COVID days; however, we’re so very grateful we’ve made it this far with the opportunity of being back in-person safely.
In terms of sharing music during worship, we’re planning to be part of Palm Sunday, celebrating Jesus’ loud and boisterous entry into Jerusalem. On Easter Sunday, we’ll celebrate the risen Christ with the powerful and triumphant anthem, “Was It a Morning Like This?”, and George Frideric Handel’s timeless classic, “Hallelujah Chorus”. Everyone will be invited to join us on this Easter favorite, whether in-person or online, as we lift our resurrection voices together!
As for the weeks and months ahead, much will depend on the ebb and flow of COVID in our community and the decisions made to assure a SAFE environment for all while in the PPUMC building. We’re certainly hopeful of being a part of worship on selected Sundays after Easter, and to continue our weekly Wednesday evening rehearsals through the month of May. All are welcome to join us at 6:30 in the PPUMC sanctuary for a lively, invigorating hour of musical exploration! Please feel free to contact me directly with any related questions – THANK YOU for your on-going support of the PPUMC Choir!
PPUMC Choir Director