High and Low Notes
October signals the beginning of the cool weather, fall activities, and we hope a renewed excitement for LMPC Choirs. This month we will experience Choirs Dedication Sunday and a Sunday visit from the University of South Carolina Trombone Collective. We are also beginning to work in earnest on the Advent and Christmas seasonal music. This is a perfect time to invite prospective choir members to join our ranks.
We send our congratulations to Kari and Howie McKeone in celebration of their marriage.
Keep Walter Cuttino in your prayers as he travels to Beijing to teach voice master classes. He will be away Oct. 12-23. We will have to sing Happy Birthday to him in Chinese upon his return!
40 Days in the Word @ LMPC, small disciple groups beginning Sept. 30. Registration info: LMPC office.
Congratulations to Judy J. Brown. She has been named the featured artist for the quarter Sept.-Nov., with the SC Watercolor Society. Check out www.scwatermedia.org/featureartist.
Remember Betty Algar and family in your prayers. She has been hospitalized and will be going into Rehab this week.
And, last but not least, the Chancel Choir welcomes Vera Crenshaw to the soprano section. Vera is a new member at LMPC and has sung in other choirs in the Columbia area.
Choir Retreat 2013 deposits should be made to Billy Watkins this month. Please make checks to LMPC.
October 7 Prayer for Today Communion Sunday
October 14 We Sing the Mighty Power of God
October 21 He Never Failed Me Yet Choir Dedication Sunday
October 28 USC Trombone Collective (No Chancel Choir, enjoy worship with your family)
October Birthday wishes:
October 1 Ruthanne Nicholson October 8 Jim Algar October 16 Nancy Brooks October 21 Walter Cuttino
October Choir Calendar
Chancel Choir Rehearsals Wednesdays, 7:30 pm, in the choir room, and Sundays at 9 am in the sanctuary.
Bell Choir rehearsals have resumed on Wednesdays, 6:30 pm in the sanctuary.
Children’s Choir rehearsals meet with Janet Roberts, Sunday, 8:25-9:05 am, in the Choir room. Encourage all children you know in grades 1-6 to participate.
October 21 Choir Dedication Sunday
November4 Kirk’n o’ the Tartans
December 16* Lessons and Carols This is a date change
Please check your choir robe for cleanliness. If it needs attention, please take it home, launder it on a gentle cycle and hang it when damp dry so wrinkles will fall out. White stoles may be washed separately in cool water on a gentle cycle, use Woolite, and damp dry on a low heat cycle. Do not use any bleach products on either garment.
The Green/Purple stoles must be dry cleaned. Do Not Wash them!
Note: I am trying a new format putting all pertinent LMPC Choirs information on page 1 of the newsletter and a sampling of local arts and community activities that may be of interest to choir members on page 2.
Doug and Bunny Williams will be hosting the Spring Hill Country Heritage Music Festival on the grounds of their home, October 21, 3-8 p.m., BBQ dinner included, $40.00 per person. Space limited. Reservations: 803-345-9392.
Newberry Opera House has a full slate of performances starting October 6, with Oktoberfest in downtown Newberry. Other offerings: Oct. 11, Preservation Hall Jazz; Oct.14, Deer Camp (comedy); Oct. 16, US Airforce Band; Oct. 22, Nunset Boulevard (comedy drama); Oct. 25, Alley II, (dance); Ticket information: www.newberryoperahouse.com
Harbison Theatre, Oct.12-13, the best of Pilobus, (entertaining Modern Dance,) 7:30 pm. Tickets: $25-30. www.Harbisontheatre.org
Chapin Theatre at Harbison, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Oct. 19-Nov 3,Tickets: $10-15, www.chapintheatre.org.
USC Concert Choir at Trinity Cathedral, Columbia, Oct. 14, 5 p.m., Free.
Trinity Cathedral, Columbia, Choral Evensong, Sundays, 4 p.m., (readings, prayers, music,) through May; Oct. 7, Bicentennial Evensong- Handel, (O sing unto the Lord,) with full orchestra.
Sandlapper Singers, Red Hot, and Blue, Oct. 5, Dreher H.S, Tickets: $20, www.sandlappersingers.org.
SC Philharmonic, Made in the USA, Oct. 13, Koger Center, Tickets: www.scphilharmonic.com
Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra, Unearth Celebration, Oct.7 w/Dick Goodwin Quintet, Harbison Theatre.
USC Symphony Orchestra, Oct. 16 Koger Center. Tickets: (803) 251-2222.
Classical Ballet, La Bayadere, Oct. 12, Koger, Center, Tickets: (803) 251-2222.
Columbia City Ballet, Dracula, Oct. 25-27, Koger Center, Tickets: (803) 799-7605.
USC Wind Ensembles Band concerts, Oct. 8 and Oct. 29, Koger Center, 7:30 pm. Information: www.carolinaband.org Free.
Congaree Bluegrass Festival, Oct. 6, Granby Gardens Park, Cayce. Information: www.congareebluegrassfestival.com
SC State Fair, Oct. 10-21, Pepsi Grandstand Shows 7pm. Tickets: www.scstatefair.org
Village Square Theatre, Lexington, through Oct. 7, Forbidden Broadway. Tickets: (803) 359-1436.
Town Theatre, through Oct. 6, The Music Man. Tickets: (803) 799-2510.
Drayton Hall Theatre, USC, Oct. 5-13, The Importance of Being Earnest. Tickets: (803) 777-2551.
Trustus Theatre, several theatres, many offerings. Check website for programs. www.trustus.org
McKissick Museum, USC, through Dec. 14. Get Cocky! Exhibit examines how athletics have impacted students’ college experience. Also, McKissick Museum has other ongoing exhibits. Information: www.das.sc.edu/mcks
Diane Westmoreland, Chancel Choir Lake Murray Presbyterian Church, Chapin, SC email@example.com