WELCOME TO THE 2021 JOY OF WORSHIP

We know many of you may be reuniting with your choirs for the first time in a long time and we’re looking forward to hearing voices rising together once again! We’ve all learned a lot over the past year, and we’re happy to share these videos featuring a variety of the best choral composers and arrangers in the world to help you to get organized (and excited!) for the year ahead!

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The Time for Singing Has Come
New Music for Worship

Join us for a look at new music crafted especially for choirs returning to the loft. This session will feature selections that will be useful throughout the entire church year, in a variety of difficulty, styles and voicings.

Introductions are by: Joseph Martin, Victor Johnson, John Purifoy, Karen Crane, Diane Hannibal, Heather Sorenson, Stacey Nordmeyer, David Schwoebel, Joshua Metzger, Brad Nix, Michael John Trotta and John Leavitt.

The Music of Christmas
Anthems for the Holidays

Journey through December as we look at new anthems for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. From traditional carols to fresh new sounds of the season, there's something here for everyone!

Introductions are by: Joseph Martin, John Leavitt, Stacey Nordmeyer, Joel Raney, Diane Hannibal, Patti Drennan, Heather Sorenson, Brad Nix, Ken Litton, Tom Lough and Philip Hayden.

  1. Let There Be Christmas (Theme from "Let There Be Christmas”) - SATB Joseph M. Martin 00365225
  2. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day (Classic Christmas Choral Series) SATB/handchimes or handbells arr. John Leavitt 366731
  3. Advent Introit and Blessing - SATB/handbells Martin/arr. Nordmeyer 00365676
  4. Shine On Us - TTBB Michael W. Smith/arr. Raney 365675
  5. Star in the East - SATB a cappella/percussion Reginald Heber/arr. Price 00365818
  6. The Shepherd's Bell Carol - SATB Diane Hannibal, Michael Barrett 00365751
  7. Untitled Carol - SATB/English horn Joseph M. Martin 00365821
  8. Rejoice! Declare! Christ Is Born - SAB Bert Stratton, Patti Drennan 00365813
  9. A Bundle of Straw - SATB a cappella James C. Ward/arr. Sorenson 00365096
  10. Star of Promise, Light of Glory - SATB Wesley/Martin/arr. Nix 00365819
  11. Call the Baby Jesus - SA(T)B MIchael Barrett, Joseph M. Martin 00361472
  12. Christmas, Share Your Song - SATB Joseph M. Martin, Jonathan Martin, Brad Nix 00366456
  13. Humble Little Manger - SATB John Parker, Ed Rush/arr. Stevens 00365762
  14. Pachelbel Noel (with "Canon in D" and "The First Noel”) - SATB arr. Sorenson 00365084
  15. The Jesus Gift - SATB Gilbert Martin/arr. Leavitt 00323107
  16. Love Came Down to Bethlehem - SATB Matt Maher, John Guerra/arr. Litton 00365798
  17. Trinity Carol - SATB/handbells Tom Lough, Joseph M. Martin 00365091
  18. On Christmas Day in the Morning - SA(T)B/handbells arr. Philip Hayden 00365083
  19. God Rest Ye Merry - SATB Geoffrey T. Bell 00365827
  20. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - SATB arr. Heather Sorenson 00362148
Songs for All Seasons
Anthems for Anytime

Join us as we lead you through new selections that will work all year long! From joyous anthems of praise and thanksgiving, to reflective songs of healing and hope, this session is full of meaningful music, perfect for any Sunday.

Introductions are by: Joseph Martin, Philip Hayden, Rebecca Fair, David Bailes, Heather Sorenson, Victor Johnson, John Purifoy, Stacey Nordmeyer, Joel Raney and Jacob Dishman.