LIFT, a collaborative group of congregations around Fremont, will be hosting the annual Great Hymns of Faith Choral Festival on November 13, 2022 at 4:00 PM at Grace Lutheran Church (705 W. State St. Fremont, OH). Presented the week before Veteran’s Day, the theme is “With Gratitude and Remembrance.” The festival’s conductor is Michael Shirtz, who is known for his passion in presenting choral music and finding faith through song. Admission is free, but an offering will be collected to offset concert costs. This is also an opportunity for local choirs to learn some quality pieces to use in their congregations in the year ahead. Those interested in singing can RSVP by signing up at liftchurches.org/hymns2023. 2023 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE ALL AT GRACE IN FREMONT: Saturday, November 4 10:00-Noon Festival Chorus Rehearsal #1 Noon: Lunch break & fellowship (singers on their own for lunch) 1:30-3:30 Festival Chorus Rehearsal #2
Sunday, November 5 1:30-3:00 PM Festival Chorus Rehearsal #3 3:30 PM Devotionals for Festival Chorus 4:00 PM FESTIVAL CONCERT: “With Gratitude and Remembrance”
2023 FESTIVAL CHORUS REPERTOIRE: To God be the Glory (SSATB) arr. Cindy Berry (w/brass) Our Grateful Praise! (SATB arr. Lloyd Larson (w/brass) (incorporated with For the Beauty of the Earth, Come Ye Thankful, We Praise You) Ev’rything’s Gonna Be Alright (SATB) arr. Rollo Dilworth I Will Give Thanks (SATB) by Craig Courtney God Bless America (SATB) arr. Joseph Martin (w/brass)
For anyone participating that would like to rehearse or learn the music ahead of the mass rehearsal on Saturday, Grace Lutheran will be hosting rehearsals on two Tuesdays, October 10 and 24 at 7:00 PM. If you need to secure music, please call Tom Curry at 503-380-6803 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.