“Day by Day” is the theme of a special preview of the Coshocton Community Choir’s Spring Concert at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, April 19 at the New Philadelphia First United Methodist Church, 201 West High Avenue. The Dover Ars Nova Singers will join the Coshocton Community Choir in this concert. There is no admission cost to attend the concert, and a freewill offering will be collected.
Rev. Jim Humphrey, Pastor with the First United Methodist Church and former member of the Coshocton Community Choir, encourages area residents to attend the concert. “We have such a wonderful musical tradition and talent in our area,” said Humphrey. “This fine group of talented performers is well worth your time to hear and see. There are a number of New Philly and Dover people who are actually participants in the Coshocton Community Choir.”
The choir’s founder and director, Charles R. Snyder, says that the title of a particular song often sparks the creative process, and such was the case for this year’s Spring concert. This year it is Paul J. Christiansen’s setting of the Scandinavian hymn Day by Day. “Even though it has only been performed by our Choir three other times it is a favorite of those who know it,” stated Snyder. “Day by Day talks about God bringing blessings to every day and reminding us that we are never alone as we journey through life.”
Lift Up Your Heads from Messiah takes the Choir back to its early history. For the first seven years Messiah was the ‘standard fare’ for concerts. The Heavens Are Telling was suggested by a Choir member as a piece for this spring. It fits into a group of songs that journeys through four musical time […]