Seventeen Summerlea Choir members were able to participate
and when the two choirs combined director Connie Osborne
joined the singers under the direction of the Union Choir
director Myrtle Thomas.
Here we see Connie and the Summerlea choir warming up in St. Andrew's Hall prior to the concert.
After the two choirs processed in from two sides singing
a Summerlea familiar (Come All Ye People),
the choirs combined to produce a
REALLY BIG SOUND
with Ride on King Jesus.
And this opening number truly exemplifies our Hymn book's title:
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The regular pounding rhythm you can hear is supplied by none other
than choir director Myrtle Thomas in a manner
putting ole Stompin' Tom Connors to shame!
A selection of pictures (some of questionable quality!) shows, I hope, the energy, enthusiasm and devotion of both groups to their "Ministry Through Music."
The lower left photo shows the surprise guest Myrtle's mother (I'm afraid her name escaped me) singing a country selection: "The Land Where We Never Grow Old."
And Myrtle is proof that the apple never falls far from the tree!
The middle left shows guest musicians Medad Ernest, Stéphane Joyce and Rehuel Ernest on piano, bass and drums respectively.
And such an afternoon of fellowship in song
must be followed by fellowship and Goodies!
After all, you cannot bring two churches together without Goodies!!
Many thanks to all the organizers for reminding us
about what it is all about.