Choirs Gear Up For Fall

Sanctuary Choir

Join the Sanctuary Choir! Practice begins Wednesday evening, August 29th, from 7:20 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.. in the choir room, located in the Christian Education wing. Contact Kyle Osborne for more details.

Hand Bells

Hand bells resume practice Wednesday, August 22 at 5:30 p.m. in the in the choir room, located in the Christian Education wing. If you are interested in playing hand bells please contact Sharon Ferrell.

Cherub Choir

Cherub Choir has begun practice on Sunday mornings from 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. in the Christian Education wing. All children ages three through second grade are encouraged to join this energetic group. Cherubs sing approximately once per month at the 10:30 service. Contact Laura Starratt for more information.

NEW! Children’s Choir

Children’s Choir will meet for the first time on Wednesday, August 29 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:10 p.m. in the choir room. All children from third through sixth grade are encouraged to take part in this new music ministry at St. Matthew’s. Come make a joyful noise for the Lord! Contact Kyle Osborne or Sharon Ferrell for more information.

Instrumental (Any Age)

Calling all instrumentalists! If you play an instrument and would like to share your talents in worship please contact Kyle Osborne .  All ages are invited to participate,

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New Director of Music Announcement

Mr. Kyle Osborne is St. Matthew’s New Director of Music

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Kyle Osborne as St. Matthew’s Director of Music, effective April 16, 2018.

Kyle comes to us from St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church in McDonough, where he served as Director of Music and organist since 2016. He has over ten years’ experience in  Episcopal churches but has also served in Catholic, Presbyterian, Baptist and Christian churches. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance from Stetson University in Florida and has done post-graduate work at the University of Tennessee and the University of Texas.

Kyle received enthusiastic approval from every member of the Music Search  Committee. David Chandler, chair of the Search Committee, described Kyle as a virtuoso organist who embraces a diversity of musical styles and cultures; who has  experience in working not only with adult choirs, but with children and youth, and who has the capability to build a music program.

Kyle will be on campus the week of April 16, and will play at the 8 a.m. service on April 22. Please join me in welcoming him to St. Matthew’s.

I would like to thank David Chandler and members of the Music Search Committee for a job well done, not only in finding excellent candidates for our next Director of Music, but also for creating a Vision for the music Program.

I would also like to thank Russell Meyer for a wonderful job as our interim organist and choir director over the past several months. Russell came on board in the aftermath of the flood with the music library in storage and no rehearsal hall. Yet he made it work and led the choir capably during this transitional time. Russell, we are grateful for your leadership and talent.

Peace, Liz+

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Karaoke Night–Fun For All!

The second annual Karaoke night was a huge success! We had enthusiastic participation from young and old, visitors and members. I even caught the Snellville police officer tapping his foot! The food was yummy, the DJ lively and everyone who came had a great time. If you missed it this year, be sure to get it on your calendar for next year. A HUGE thanks of appreciation to Nancy, Oscar and the Fellowship team for another FANTASTIC event. Y’all ROCK!!

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