The St. John’s Lutheran Church Men’s Chorus will present its 20th annual Spring Concert, “A Jubilant Song!” at 4 pm Sunday, May 3, in the Sanctuary. The group is directed by Rosemary C. Kinard, associate parish musician. Accompanist is Janie R. Rollins.
Instrumentalists will include Michelle Trivette, saxophone; Emily McNeil, flute; Gary Hastings, trumpet; Daniel Trivette, percussion; Ken Mowery, synthesizer; and Rob Durocher, Minister of Music, organist and guest pianist. Also featured will be the Luther Ringers handbell choir, directed by Kimberly Lentz.
“A Jubilant Song!” will feature many selections for male voices, ranging from the traditional favorites, “Amazing Grace” and “Be Thou My Vision,” to two lively and engaging arrangements of songs from our early American heritage: “Hark I Hear the Harps Eternal” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.” The audience will join the chorus and instrumentalists in singing two favorite hymns: “Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer” and “Amazing Grace.”
The Men’s Chorus was formed in 1994 as a part of the fellowship ministry at St. John’s, and quickly grew into a community group, composed of men from the Salisbury-Rowan area who enjoy singing all styles of music. The group rehearses on Sunday afternoons in the fall and spring, and performs for many local events, local and out-of-town churches, civic events, and many concerts to benefit Community Care Clinic and Rowan Helping Ministries.
During the concert, the audience will be invited to contribute to a special offering for The Community Care Clinic. This benefit performance is free and open to the public, and a nursery will be provided.
“This is a neat partnership,” says Krista Woolly, the clinic’s executive director. “Not only do we absolutely appreciate the money, but over the years we’ve had the men and their wives serve as clinic volunteers. At their two concerts, each year, they give 100 percent of their money away. That says a lot about the men in the chorus. That’s pretty impressive.”