August 15th, 2018

Tonight at 7:00 the Adult Choir will reconvene for rehearsals. We have enjoyed various singers and instrumentalists through the summer, but as of Sunday the Choir will once again be leading worship each week. Look for young faces from the Virginia Tech music department and other students of every age, all of whom are welcome.

When the Choir gathers tonight they will be greeted by a new digital Kawai piano. The spinet the Choir had used for years could no longer hold its tuning, and was so loud a sheet of drywall had to be attached to the back to keep the choir from cringing! The new piano never needs to be tuned, can sound like a harpsichord or an organ, and can record what Steve plays, then play it back. That means he can record an accompaniment for the men to work on, while working with the women on something else. It’s also portable, so it can come down to the sanctuary when a harpsichord or other complimentary instrument is needed.

The technology for digital pianos has come a long way. The keys are the same length as those of our grand piano in the sanctuary (also a Kawai) and have the same “feel” when pressed. The smaller size makes them ideal for smaller spaces. Our instrument was paid for with undesignated memorial funds used with the permission of the family.

If you’ve been thinking about singing with the choir, plan to be here Wednesday. You would be especially welcome since some of our singers are still away on summer trips. And don’t be surprised one Sunday in September to find Steve playing in the Gathering Space after worship so we can all meet BPC’s newest musical instrument.

Peace, Catherine

Scripture Readings
1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14
Psalm 111
Ephesians 5:15-20
John 6:51-58