UPCOMING MUSIC EVENTS AT VILLAGE CHURCH
Here is your guide to the Music Ministry's upcoming music events, grouped by
II. Special Tuesday Worship Opportunities
III. Concerts, Recitals, and Hymn Sings
The coronavirus and racial strife in our community and larger world have challenged us to go way out of our normal comfort zone, and completely reimagine what the music ministry of Village Church can do. With lay and staff leadership, we have come up with new and dynamic ways to connect, grow and serve, and I could not be more excited to invite you to join us on the “ road trip” this fall. Our plans include new classes, new worship opportunities, new concerts and new ways to share God’s gift of music. Please contact me if you want to talk more about the ministry and mission for God’s gift of music in these times. We would love to have you with us on the journey.
-Will Breytspraak, director of music ministry
I. CLASSES AND REHEARSALS
"Black Music Matters: Scriptures and Music of Slavery and Freedom"
Co-Taught by Rev. Dr. Rodger Nishioka and Will Breytspraak, with special guest(s)
6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30
Join Rodger, Will, and black musicians to explore scriptures and music of slavery and freedom. Share in interesting discussions about what these scriptures and songs mean in your life, learn more about the African American experience, and return from your road trip understanding this music in a deeper, more spiritual way. This class is being offered through Village U. CLICK HERE to register. Email email@example.com for more information
"Musicianship Mondays" with Will Breytspraak and Dr. Jan. Kraybill
6:30 p.m. Mondays, Sep. 14, 21, 28, and Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26
Are you feeling "rusty" on your musicianship during this time? Join Will for eight, fun 15-minute "tune-ups" on Zoom. Musicians of all levels of skill and experience will enjoy and benefit from these short sessions! Email Will at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to participate. Musicianship Mondays will take place on Zoom.
Thursday Evening "Choral Encounters" (on Zoom)
With Will, Elisa, and Matthew, and singers from Village Church and the Wider Community
7-7:45 p.m. (Weekly)
We hope you'll join us for these weekly "choir rehearsals" that will include devotions, warm-ups, two to three choral selections and a closing prayer. If you are in a Village choral ensemble, you will be invited over email. If you would like to participate, but are not in a Village choral ensemble, please just email Carol Dale at email@example.com. The course will happen on Zoom. Choral Encounters start Thursday, Sept. 17.
“A Divertimento with Destiny: Music Appreciation you can relate to!”
Taught by Destiny Ann Mermagen
1-1:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24
Discover a fresh, fun, and accessible approach of listening to classical music that will enliven your spirit and help you to understand how and what to listen for. You’ll find fulfillment in the reward of understanding great art, and what's a great road trip without great music? Email Destiny at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to participate. The course will be on Zoom.
II. SPECIAL TUESDAY WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Taizé Worship: Readings, Prayers, Music and Silence
7 p.m. Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 17
Join Elisa Bickers, Matthew & Laurel Schaich and a Village Church pastor for a short, but special reflective time of worship. Taizé will be broadcast at villagepres.org/online, the Village Music YouTube channel, and the Village Music Facebook page @VillageChurchMusic.
Worship Reflections with Your Worship Leaders
With preachers, liturgists and musicians
7-7:45 p.m. Sept. 15, 29, Oct. 13, 27, Nov. 10, 24, Dec. 8, 22 via Zoom
During this time of worshiping online only, we so miss the opportunity to be together and to engage one another in conversation and reflection. For two Tuesdays each month this fall, we will gather as preachers, liturgists, and musicians for an interactive conversation about the previous worship services. We will hear about the sermon, the call to worship and prayers, and our music including hymns, anthems, and prelude and postlude. Join us and ask questions and share your thoughts and insights as we gather together to discover more about our worship. Ths is being offered through Village U. CLICK HERE to register.
III. ONLINE 2ND THURSDAY RECITALS, CONCERTS AND HYMN SINGS
Second Thursday Recitals
FREE with online offering for Harvesters
All recitals will be broadcast on three platforms:
1. villagepres.org/online - look for the button under the livestream screen RECITAL BROADCASTS
2. the Music Ministry Facebook page @VillageChurchMusic
3. the Music Ministry YouTube channel
12:15 p.m. Oct. 8
John Deahl, organ
12:15 p.m. Nov. 12
Judy Bliss, soprano
VILLAGE ARTS ALLIANCE CONCERTS
The Village Arts Alliance exists to support and promote the performing arts in our community by providing support for not-for-profit musical ensembles. Resident ensembles are Te Deum Chamber Ensemble, The Kansas City Baroque Consortium and The Kansas City Wind Symphony.
Director of Music Ministry