There are a number of things, in which we really excel here at First Reformed Church. The music of our senior choir belongs to these. We may be small, but we have energy and joy, as the accompanying pictures clearly show. They were taken on Jun 14th, when Lauren and Gary renewed their wedding vows in a festive worship service. The same day, Jack and Bernice Ramezzana joined our church. It is of no surprise that our choir shows so many happy faces.
In addition to the choir, our summer music enjoyed a number of special contributions. There were Sundays when John Coakley played the clarinet, Erie Beemsterboer the bass recorder, Ellen Hamilton the flute, and Stef Beemsterboer the violin during the Warwick service. We also had special hymn singing occasions prior to each summer worship service. Ben Berman, our organist and choir director, enhanced these sessions with little presentations on the content of particular hymns or information on the biographies of various composers. Now we have quite a repertoire of newly studied hymns. We can look forward to seeing them employed in our worship life this fall.