People's hearts can be touched by music and we believe the anthems we sing may touch someone's heart with the beautiful words in the Hymns and songs.
Ministering with our music through Praise evenings, visits to our local Hospital and Nursing home bring comfort and pleasure to people who can't get to church to hear God's word.
A musical note from the choir
The church choir started back at practice on 28 August after the summer break. As always, at this time of year they have been extremely busy. Apart from our church anthems, Christmas festivities, Nativity and candlelit services, we have made visits to Craig-en-Goyne and the Cottage Hospital on due dates. We have visited several nursing homes where church members reside and who look forward to our visits. These include Bankview in Banknock and Carrickstone in Cumbernauld.
We have had eight bookings for groups, guilds and clubs, including Probus, WOW, St Patrick's Guild, Abronhill Guild of Friendship and a St Andrew's concert musical festival in the Burngreen Hall.
Our last term was again tinged with the sadness of losing our friend, Margaret Halkett, a truly gifted, inspirational and talented lady.
We already have dates arranged in January and November 2020 and look forward to these events as we share our talents with others.
The choir is often called upon to visit care homes, groups etc. Recently we went to Carrickstone Care Home in Cumbernauld where our singing raised the spirits of the residents.
Having just started the 2019 session we already have six dates in our diary for this year!
We are glad to answer the call when asked to do the readings within the service as we know how precious it is to hear the words of our Lord said loudly and clearly.
Always willing to try new ideas we have worked with the Audio Visual team to create video backdrop with synchronised backing music from our organist which we sang at a recent service. The compilation was greatly received by the congregation with further collaborations planned in the future.
Our anthems are reflective of the service such as Pentecost, Easter, Lent, Advent and Christmas which we discuss in advance at our practise each Wednesday at 7.00pm in the Creche Hall.
Anyone with a Christian heart who enjoys singing is most welcome to join our merry wee group, just contact us.