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Music Ministry
Choir/Organist End of the year report for Music Ministry
 
Another year is over. They do go by faster as one gets older, either that or I just get slower and don’t realize it.  The choir’s dedication has been repeatedly proven each year and they are committed to singing to the glory of God, which enhances the worship service.
The choir is made up of our soprano section: Ellie Gollenberg, Suzanne Pleasant, and occasionally Heather Neidt, Haley Steyer and
Maria DiGenero. The alto section: Bev Sabia, Sandy Talbot and Amanda Steyer, who will also sing soprano as needed. The fabulous tenors: Gene Talbot, John Vergauwen, and Linda Howard. Lastly, we now have THREE basses: Karl Buckley, Tom Buchanan and Bob Gross.
Christmas Eve was enhanced this year by the Bella Winds. They are always a welcome addition and we look forward to having them again this year.
 I want to thank the choir for doing a phenomenal job during Holy Week and on the Vigil and Easter Sunday. This year the Palm Sunday anthem was graced by a liturgical dance by Patty Buchanan, and her daughters, Meghan Buchanan and Mackenzie Buchanan. It was such an inspiring experience for the start of Holy Week. On Easter morning, we welcomed the sound of a trumpet.  Zackary Berveck is a student at Litchfield High and a member of their jazz band. He was nervous, but did a great job.
Throughout the year, we have had a variety of drummers add to hymns. They are Amanda Steyer, Lynne Kearney, and Kyle Vergauwen.

 
 
Also, twice now, we enjoyed the Grace Lutheran Church band, which includes Peter Meleschnig and 2 members of the Bella Winds. Finally, we will have to bid a tearful farewell to Ellie Gollenberg, who will always and forever remain our “One Star”. She will truly be missed.
 
Respectfully,
J. Kerney