Last night's choir rehearsal was impressive. We started Beethoven's The Worship of God in Nature (aka The Heavens are Telling). For a choir that, on the most part, had never seen nor heard the piece, I can't begin to tell you how nicely the dry run came out. In fact, when CCD coordinators Peter and Elaine came in, they got to hear it and could not believe that last night's rehearsal was the FIRST time the choir has tried it.
Scheduled time for the Beethoven: 4 Advent (December 18), at 10:30 Mass, most likely at the Offertory.
Two originals that will be coming up:
Christus Vincit (with Psalm 93) - Christ the King (November 20), at Communion (all Masses - this one is a responsory)
Rejoice in the Lord always (with Psalm 85) - 3 Advent (December 11), at 10:30 Mass, most likely as the Choral Introit, just minutes before Mass, or as the Offertory.
This choir just keeps getting better and better!