The Rainbow Children’s Choir had an awesome music workshop on Sunday afternoon, June 30th. Thanks to the support of both First Reformed Church and the CDC of the Classis of New Brunswick, we were able to purchase a dozen small Orff-like instruments, and also the supplies for tie-dye. Of course, since we are the Rainbow Choir, we thought it would be appropriate to have rainbow-colored shirts that we made ourselves.
And that is exactly what we did! Lolly was kind enough to set us up in her classroom, and turned ten white shirts into a beautiful array of new-age choral wardrobe.
We sang for hours, and even learned a few new songs. Cantor Anna Ott of Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple came and taught us a new song. And we also learned a brand-new setting of an Emily Dickinson poem about nature’s motherly qualities, which we will perform at our next Earth Day interfaith worship service. We spent nearly an hour tapping out rhythms and exercising our brains with complicated rhythmic patterns in the music room.
Despite my inherent urge to spoil kids rotten, we actually had fruits and vegetables for our snack. But I sneaked in a few cookies, thanks to a few anonymous donors. As Martin Luther once said, Pecca fortitur.
The Rainbow Choir’s next performance will be at the Interfaith Thanksgiving Service in November. Please join us for this marvelous sharing of musical forces.