Sacred Sounds and Settings Tours - May 5 & 6
Plymouth is opening its doors for the 8th annual New York Landmarks Conservancy Sacred Sites Open House. This year's theme is "Sacred Sounds and Settings," focusing on history, music, and artistic performances in these spaces. Tours, led by Plymouth’s History Ministry, will highlight the 170-year history of the progressive congregation, its impressive pipe organ, and its role in creating the first hymnal. Musical performances will showcase works by American composers.
WHEN: Saturday, May 5: music at 1:15 PM, guided tours at 12:30 PM and 2:00 PM
Sunday, May 6: music at 1:15 PM, guided tours at 12:30 PM and 2:00 PM
Music has always been an essential part of our lives at Plymouth. The Church's founding minister, Henry Ward Beecher, did much to revitalize congregational singing in Protestant worship, hiring a song leader, encouraging a great choir, and editing The Plymouth Collection, the world's first modern hymnal with music and lyrics together on the same page. With great joy and enthusiasm, we continue in the tradition of our founding statement: “Service to the Church, and the joy of singing great music to the glory of God.”
Which group is for you?
Cherub Choir (ages 3 to 5)
Your child already loves music. She dances to every tune she hears, he knows all the words to “Rock and Roll Music.” Pump it up a notch and get them into the Cherub Choir. Fun songs, fun motions, and even a bit of American Sign Language - music and motion at its best!
Seraph Choir (Grades 1 through 3)
Kids who love music will only love it more once they get involved with this group. They’ll have such fun learning voice PRODUCTION, learning to read music, and singing for services on Sunday.
Junior Choir (Grades 4 through 8)
Older children - including graduates of the earlier choir program - concentrate on part-singing - the kind of singing the adult choir does. And did we mention performing in special productions of musicals with a Plymouth theme?
Tone Chime Choir (Grade 9 through adult)
Can’t read music? Can count and wield a highlighter? This is the group for you! Mark your music, pick up your chimes, and ring!!
Plymouth Choir (Grade 9 through adult)
You can carry a tune. You like singing. You are not afraid to sit in the balcony on Sunday morning in a robe. You’ll fit right in!!