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The Wonders of the Pipe Organ

Posted by Annette Zehring on

Before I became wiser, I hated the sound of church organs. In my home church we had a Hammond with little slide things that were pulled or pushed in order to change the sound. They didn't make much of a difference that I could tell and the organ always sounded like mush. The organ function is...

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What Organists Do In Their Spare Time

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On January 28th, I attended an organ workshop in Wichita, Kansas. Getting a chance to attend a nationally sponsored event so close to home was too good to pass up. Called "A January Jubilee," this workshop was one of three held across the nation. The event was co-sponsored by the Wichita Guild...

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Tags: music, organ

Our Choir Needs You!

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​St Theodore's choir is threatening to become an endangered species. We face the relocation of faithful singers and desperately need new blood in the choir. ​If you have some experience with singing in a choir, no matter how long ago, please prayerfully consider making a commitment...

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The Power of a Choir

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         I like to write. Always have.  Usually I am pretty good at it.  I'm also pretty good at procrastinating writing, but I ran across a Facebook posting forwarded to me and I was both touched and humbled by the message. It was so good that...

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The Choir Needs YOU!

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The Season Approaches           The church has a long and glorious vocal music tradition but it has begun experiencing what some musicians call the graying of the choir. Even the cathedral choir in Kansas City refers to their new 54 year old alto as a...

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Tags: choir, music

Organ Repairs Update

Posted by Annette Zehring on

Organ Repair work completed!          The Quimby Organ Company spent several days in Bella Vista to take care of the project.  Thanks and congratulations to us all.  May it continue to be used to the glory of God. This company is very highly regarded...

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Choir Notes

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Chime Away!           When the congregation gathers for a single service and meal on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, the choir will have an opportunity to play the chimes during the service.  Our offertory anthem will make use of the hand chimes...

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