Music Newsletter: September 2022

Hi All!

This is Benjamin, your new Music Director! It has been a delight getting to know and make music with many of you since I arrived in August. If I haven’t met you yet, please come introduce yourself when you see me on a Sunday morning!

So much has already happened in our music program this fall. In the past six weeks, we’ve kicked off the return of the Foothills Choir with over 40 singers at our fall retreat, celebrated Water Communion with special music from a vocal band of Foothills members, and celebrated the life of Foothills member and respected choir director Bob Molison with a super-musical event featuring the Foothills Choir, Madrigals, and guests from the Front Range Chamber Players. And we’re just getting started! There are many more musical events planned through the end of the year, and I’m excited to tell you about some of them coming up

The Singing Revolution: Music and Movie Night
Wednesday, September 28, 5:45 – 8:00pm, at the church

Foothills’ Music Ministry and the new Global Peace & Justice Team are cohosting a special event exploring the power of music and the call of peace. We will watch an abridged version of “The Singing Revolution,” a documentary about how the people of Estonia overthrew Soviet occupation with choral singing––it’s a fascinating and inspiring story! I will also share stories from my travels to Estonia this past summer, including my experience singing in a choir of over 6,000 people as part of a benefit performance for Ukrainian war relief efforts. After that, I will teach attendees some Estonian protest songs I learned during my trip. Please register for the event here so we can provide enough food and copies of music!

Choir Rehearsals Restart!
Wednesday, October 5, 6:30-8:30pm, at the church

Throughout September, the Foothills Choir was preparing music for a celebration of life for beloved longtime Choir member, Bob Molison. After a beautiful event last Saturday, the Choir is beginning anew to learn new music for upcoming Sunday services! This is a great time to jump in, as the choir will be starting all new music in October! Join the Foothills choir group for regular choir-specific updates!

Children’s Choir Rehearsals Begin
Sunday, October 16 (more details coming soon!)

The Foothills Children’s Choir will return this fall! Led by the wonderful Kara Shobe, who has led children’s music at Foothills in previous years, the Children’s Choir will prepare music to for Sunday services during the holiday season. More details will be announced in the coming weeks, but please save the date for your child now!

See you soon,

Benjamin Hanson

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