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Ministry Groups to Enjoy Fellowship this Weekend

Several of Holy Trinity’s ministry groups will spend this Friday and Saturday engaging in several activities together in preparation for the Feast of the Nativity. On Friday night, teens and preteens in the Orthodox Youth Association will wrap gifts as a service project. Then on Saturday, men will have breakfast; women will decorate the church, exchange cookies, and have lunch; and the Choir and the Sunday School will conduct rehearsals in the afternoon. Scroll down for the complete schedule and for more information.

First Children’s Choir Practice to take place Sunday

Children’s Choir (grades 3-8) will practice on Sunday, January 16 at 9:30 a.m. in Trinity House. Students will be accompanied to the rehearsal and then to the church.  All students in these grades are invited to be a part of this ministry.

Parents are encouraged to spend some time with your child(ren) discussing the importance of music in the Church music is not an ornamentation to the liturgical services but is an essential element of the services, the medium by which the Church instructs the faithful. Prayerfully consider taking advantage of this readily available means for your child(ren)’s spiritual growth and education.

It is understood that not all children may want to be part of the choir, but perhaps they can attend a few practices first to get a “feel” for it (students not rehearsing this Sunday will be dismissed to you).

Workshop a Great Opportunity to Practice Singing; Join Choir

On Saturday, February 9, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., the Holy Trinity Choir will hold a clinic for all current and potential members. Fr. John, Bob Roberts, and Karen Cattell will introduce vocal technique, pitch, intonation and balance, and sight reading, with instruction geared toward new members.

Please email choir@holytrinity-oca.org for more information.

 

Choir to Host Afternoon Clinic Saturday

On Saturday, February 11, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in State College (119 S. Sparks St.) will sponsor a liturgical music clinic for all current and potential choir members. Dr. Nicholas Reeves, Assistant Professor of Liturgical Music at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, will work with the group on vocal technique, pitch, intonation and balance, singing from the text and sight reading, and the role of the choir in Orthodox worship. For more information, contact choir@holytrinity-oca.org.