I have loved singing in the choir since the days I sang with my father as a child. I've been a part of a few choirs over the years, and have been especially grateful for this choir at Christ Church Guilford. I'm probably the most amateur singer, but I have learned a great deal under the direction of our Yale students, Zach Hemenway, Adam Pajan, Frank Dodd, and now Mark Sullivan. Mark is one of the nicest people I have met. Mark is building us up in every way as he prepares us for powerful and lovely music, recruits singers to join our ranks, and even feeds us. Yesterday during rehearsal he fed us with two different soufflés. My favorite so far is his bread pudding with bourbon sauce. He's even turned us into recruiters with our Christ Church Choir t-shirts which advertise "Singers wanted/ especially tenors!"
As Bishop Douglas told us last week, more than the number of choir members and the quality of the music, we are becoming a body. When we sound good, we are feeling good, because we are listening to each other and making a sound together in praise of God.
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