Tag: Music

Bells of Hope

“Holed Up for a Year, I Hope…” Holy Week musical post from Emmanuel’s Handbell Choir Directed by Ryan Fitch, MM A most wonderful balm for pandemic weary souls has been the gift of music. Throughout this year of Sundays, Ryan Fitch, Emmanuel’s Music Director, has creatively orchestrated our weekly worship broadcasted from the nave. For…

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Simplify: Spiritual Songs for Lent

The Merriam-Webster definition of “simplify” is “to reduce to basic essentials.” Lent is the time to spiritually simplify. On Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, preparing to fast, traditionally we clean out our cupboards and fridge of all that sugar and butter. (The reason for all of those pancake suppers!) Flowers give way to greens on the…

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Coffee Hour: The Musical Edition

Sunday, September 20th, Emmanuel’s Pied Piper, Ryan Fitch, Emmanuel’s Music Director, hosted Zoom Coffee Hour. The topic was favorite hymns, songs and music: secular and sacred. And so much fun! Ryan, a gifted teacher, choral director and organist makes everything fun! The Zoom screen was more than Brady Bunch full, as people shared their favorites…

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Ryan Plays “The Gift of Love”

“Though I may speak with bravest fire, And have the gift to all inspire, And have not love, my words are vain, As sounding brass, and hopeless gain.”   I can remember how my college organ professor started my very first lesson.  “With great power, comes great responsibility.”  Just like Uncle Ben in Spiderman.  I can recall going with…

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The Guitar Circle: “Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks to the Risen Lord”

Emmanuel’s Guitar Circle: Beth Boland, Stewart Bartley, Bucky Mills & Jennifer Jones perform “Alleluia No. 1” Socially distanced recorded. Ryan Fitch, Producer. Chorus Alleluia alleluiaGive thanks to the Risen LordAlleluia alleluiaGive praise to His Name Verse 1 Jesus is Lord of all the earthHe is the King of creation Verse 2 Spread the good news…

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