High and Low Notes
After a busy Easter season, choir obligations have slowed down somewhat as we near the end of the school year.
The choir thanks the Youth for presenting the music on Youth Sunday, April 28. It is nice to be able to worship with family in the congregation occasionally. On that note, we are proud of Lizzie Watkins and Drew McCathern (choir family) for the inspiring messages they and the other youth delivered on Youth Sunday.
The Children’s Choir sang on Preschool Sunday and again on April 21. They are gaining confidence each time they sing. Thank you, Janet Roberts for working and teaching them.
Again, we thank Frances Webb for substituting for Sara Beardsley one Sunday in April. It is always a pleasure to welcome Frances.
Congratulations to Bekah and Jay Gilliam graduating from USC with their Masters degrees.
Please remember friends and relatives of choir members in your prayers. Several that are on our prayer list are: Walter Cuttino’s mother, Mandy McCathern’s mother, George Webb’s grandson, Doug Williams’ brother, and Howard McKeone in Afghanistan.
May 5 Now the Green Blade Riseth (Communion Sunday) May 12 When I Honor You (Children and Chancel Choir) Dry Bones (Children/Children’s Time) May 19 Come Down, O Love Divine (Pentecost) Rejoice Greatly (Handbell Choir) May 26 Many Gifts, One Spirit
May 9 Rebekah Good Robin Melvin
May 23 DeDe Elmore
May 24 Robby Milam
May 29 Bunny Williams
May 31 Kari McKeone
May Choir Calendar
May 12 Mother’s Day: Combined Children and Chancel Choir
May 19 Pentecost: Chancel Choir sing,
Handbell Choir ring
May 29 Final Wednesday Choir Rehearsal until fall
June 2 Summer Choir rehearsals on Sundays only. Housekeeping
Walter requests that choir members be on time and attentive at all rehearsals. Much rehearsal time is lost due to inability to begin on time. If Wednesday rehearsal is missed, please be ON TIME for the Sunday morning rehearsal. Sunday should be for polishing music, not learning the anthem. Please keep personal conversations to a minimum during rehearsal. Pam Hutto requests that all music be turned in as soon as we have sung it. Chancel Choir Rehearsals Wednesdays, 7:30 pm, choir room, and Sundays at 9 am in the sanctuary through the month of May. Beginning June 2 through the summer Chancel Choir rehearses on Sunday mornings at 9 AM only. No Wednesday rehearsals. Handbell Choir Rehearsals Wednesdays, 6:30 pm in the sanctuary. Beginning May 22, Handbells are on summer hiatus. Children’s Choir Rehearsals meet with Janet Roberts, Sunday, 8:25-9:05 am, in the Choir room. The Children’s Choir will go on summer hiatus after
Choir stoles are GREEN beginning May 20 through October.
May 4: Kenny Chesney and band, Williams Brice Stadium, tickets: 803-576-9200.
May 4: Columbia Choral Society Gala, Columbia Chamber of Commerce, 7 pm. Fundraiser.
May 5: Doug and Bunny Williams, Newberry Opera House, tickets: 803-276-6264.
May 6: Dutch Fork Choral Society, Spring Concert, Chapin UMC, 7 PM.
May 6: USC 38th String Project Concert, Koger Center, 7 PM.
May 7: Colle Voce Recital, USC Recital Hall, 7:30 PM.
May 10-12: Bambino, a new baseball opera in one act, Drayton Hall, USC.
May 10-26: Miss Saigon, Town Theatre, tickets: 803-799-2510.
May 14: Columbia Choral Society Spring Concert, St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 7 pm, Columbia, Tickets: 803-933-9060, at the door, or on line at www.columbiachoralsociety.com
May 19: Jazz Festival, Doug and Bunny Williams, Dick Goodwin band and others, catered, reservations needed.
May 26: Palmetto Concert Band Memorial Day Concert, Koger Center, 4 PM.
May 30: The Best of SC Contemporary Dance Company, Township Theatre, 803-576-2350.
Sports: USC Baseball, Carolina Stadium, 803-777-4274 Columbia Blowfish, Capital City Stadium, 803-854-3474
Special Events: May 2,9, 16,23,30: Rhythm and Blooms Riverbanks Botanical Garden May 3-5: Battle for Columbia, Sandy Run May 4,11,18,25: The Market @ 701 Whaley May 7,14,21,28: Sandhills Farmer’s Market, Sandhill Research Center May 7 Woodrow Wilson Hard Hat Tour (home) May 11 Woodrow Wilson Gardens May 16 Garden tour Robert Mills Grounds May 16 Moonlight Cemetery Tour, Elmwood Cemetery May 17-19 SC Book Festival, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center May 18 Women of Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens May 18 Lake Murray Assoc. Pontoon Tour of Homes May 30-June 1 Lex. County Master Gardeners Annual Garden Tour.
Museum exhibits throughout May…
State Museum: 803-898-4978
Columbia Museum of Art: 803-799-2810
McKissick Museum: 803-777-7251
Lexington County Museum: 803-359-8369
April Events at Newberry Opera House: Tickets and information: 803-276-6264
May 4: Legends of Doo Wop
May 5: Doug and Bunny Williams
May 11: Rick Alviti (Elvis tribute)
May 17: Yesterday Once More (Carpenters tribute)
And much, much more! Check the April Lake Murray Columbia Magazine for more listings and Information
Memorial Day, May 27
Diane Westmoreland, Chancel Choir Lake Murray Presbyterian Church, Chapin, SC firstname.lastname@example.org