Saturday, November 5, 2011

Carols & Classics December 15-17, 2011

Hi all:
I've kept you waiting far too long in posting this.  My sincere apologies.  I just found this video on You Tube (see below).  It happens to be Andrew Peterson in the flesh singing the song he wrote:
Behold the Lamb of God.
It's a Christmas song that sounds very much like an Easter song and thereby fits beautifully with the vision of our upcoming Carols & Classics Concert for the Community.
30 sweet voices from CCS grades 5-8 will be joined by 50 adult voices and an incredible orchestra to present the Great Story of Salvation in Song at Rehoboth Church on the evenings of December 15, 16, and 17th, 2011 from 7:30 - 9:30 pm.  It is a one hour program filled from start to finish with beautiful carols and excerpts of Handel's Messiah.  All proceeds to benefit the Flamborough Food Bank.
Admission to be determined (possibly a $5.00 head charge or perhaps even a donation of a non-perishable food item).
Carols & Classics is an outreach project adopted by the Home Mission committees of both congregations of Rehoboth church.  It is to be advertised heavily in newsprint, bulletin/posters/signage in area business and area churches... no doubt you will soon be hearing far more about this.  You will be encouraged to engage yourselves in this unique outreach program - consider sharing the gospel in song with a personal invitation to neighbour or co-worker and support the great needs of the local Food Bank at the same time.   Small cardstock invitations will be available for distribution.
The CCS students will launch each program with this song (the one in the video);  they are to sing unison along with most of the other songs and will be featured alone in O Little Town of Bethlehem.
Thirty students signed up last week.  We've since met and talked about the 'cost' to them:

  • the occasional noon hour rehearsal on choir days
  • ONE after school or Saturday rehearsal here at my home
  • a dress rehearsal (or maybe even two) at the church with the adult choir and orchestra                  (this will most likely fall on Monday evening of the performance week)
  • three evening performances in a row on the afore-mentioned dates
  • the necessity of wearing black & white
  • the necessity of parental permission and support
I have asked them to consult this blogpost with you and to confirm your consent by leaving your child's first name in the comment box with a smiley face - or something like that!  :)
This may be considered a pioneer project - we generally don't invite the public to our programs.
 "Yet in this dark world shineth - the everlasting Light!" the privilege to share this evangel is both necessary and urgent.  I trust it will be a rich experience for all involved.  Perhaps with the Lord's blessing, it will be the first of much more to come.


  1. Rachel and Sara:))

  2. Bailey and Jonah:) :)

  3. thank you les parents of the 13 signed on here, smiley face and all. :) You all rock as per usual! <3 (that's supposed to be a heart sign - I won't know till I've posted whether it works here.)
    I'll remind the kids on Wednesday to have the others 'sign in' as well. It's a formality I must insist on to be sure the parental home is informed and in agreement with our wacky plans.
    An after school rehearsal is being considered soon, maybe a Friday with a pizza lupper?? Otherwise a late Saturday morning at my home with a lunch thrown in? Preferences?

  4. And now Olivia's parent will give consent!