This week, Faithbridge Church, we’re in for a treat! Our choir is going to be performing their cantata for us, Sing Joy. I know you are bound to have several questions, so I’d like to take some time to answer them for you now.
Q: What is a cantata?
A: A cantata is a musical piece that is written for one or more voices and instrumental accompaniment. Cantatas originated from Italy and became popular during the Baroque era in the 17th and early 18th centuries. Many famous cantatas were written by Johann Sebastian Bach- ours was not.
Q: Baroque? What is Baroque?
A: Well, they say, “If it ain’t baroque, don’t fix it…” All joking aside, the Baroque period was an artistic revolution of sorts in Europe. Artists were moved to evoke emotion and passion through their art. Some famous musicians of the Baroque period include Pachelbel, Vivaldi, Handel, and Bach.
Q: Wait, we have a choir?
A: Why, yes we do! Our choir performs during the Christmas season and again before Easter. They have been practicing for the past two months. They are a fun group and they’re always looking for more people who are interested in joining them.
Q: How exactly does one Sing Joy?
A: You’ll have to come on Sunday to find out!
I do hope to see you on Sunday, and invite a friend to celebrate together the music of the season!
Ways to Get Connected
Christmas on Main Street
If you purchased tickets to the Main Street Music Hall “Christmas on Main Street” show, they will be available starting tomorrow. You can also pick them up Sunday morning at church. The show begins at 3:00PM on Sunday, so plan to be at the Music Hall no later than 2:45 to find your seat.
Continuing our tradition, Faithbridge will again be making cookie trays to deliver to first responders and holiday workers, to be delivered on Christmas Eve. We will need 200 dozen goodies again, so if you would be interested in doing some baking, assembling trays or helping with the deliveries, please sign up in the church lobby this Sunday.
Holiday Bell Ringers Still Needed
We are still needing people to ring the bell on Friday, December 14th & 21st. If you are interested, please sign up in the church lobby this Sunday.
Continuing a tradition at Faithbridge, we are inviting you to bring poinsettias to brighten the building throughout the Christmas season. They may be tagged in memory of a loved one and placed near the fountain or the entrance to the worship center.
Hope House Volunteers
The next Hope House volunteer days are January 2nd (Wed.), 4th (Fri.), 5th (Sat.), and 30th (Wed.) from 9:00-2:00.
Mark Your Calendars
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service – Monday, December 24th at 6:30PM.