At Easter and Christmas, the choir and community members present a cantata. Rehearsals for Christmas 2019 were on Saturdays at 10 am. The cantata "Lead Me Back to Bethlehem" was presented on Saturday, December 21 and was repeated during the 7 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight service.
Rehearsals for Easter 2020 are on hiatus (late March) due to the COVID-19 emergency; we do not know how or when they will resume.
2018's Christmas cantata "Heaven's Child", was offered on Saturday, December 22nd at 2 pm , and was also sung during the Christmas Eve service at 7 pm.
Other recent music includes....
Due to the significant snow on Monday, December 2nd, the CATSKILL GLEE CLUB concert was one week later, on Monday, Dec. 9th. Thank you to all of the glee clubbers and community members who rearranged their plans to come for a fun concert at the church on Schoonmaker Lane in Stone Ridge, NY.
The community is invited to join us and hearthe beloved story retold in words and music in a way that draws listeners in to experience the events and moods of this familiar story in new and different ways.
Pepper Choplin summarized his message for the cantata in this quote from one of the selections entitled, Lead Me Back to Bethlehem.
I've been there many times before,
But this time how I yearn
To feel the joy, the peace and love.
O help me to return.
The choir which includes community members is accompanied by pianist, Daniel Young.
We hosted the Catskill Glee Club Monday December 4, 2017.
2016's Christmas cantata, "Heaven's Child", was on Saturday December 17th at 2 pm, and also during the 7 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight service.
Other past musical events:
2016's Easter cantata was"Come, Touch the Robe" by Pepper Choplin, on Saturday March 26th.
Friday, Jan. 15th 2016 we welcomed the Rev. Charles Ryu, classically-trained concert pianist, for a concert to benefit "Imagine No Malaria" at 7 p.m. It was a glorious evening.
On Oct. 6th 2015 we enjoyed a Celebration of Life Concert featuring Native American Style Flutes, Chanting and Poetry by David Levy.
On Monday, Nov. 30th, we once again welcomed the Catskill Glee Club.
Sunday, June 22, 2014--Spanish Classical Guitar by Spencer Ward, 6:00pm to 7:30pm.
Catskill Glee Club, Monday December 1 , 2014 7:30 p.m.