Local church choirs invited to be a part of Annual Conference Mass Choir on June 4

May 09, 2017


For the third consecutive year, we will have a Mass Choir to lead in worship at the Opening Celebration of the North Alabama Annual Conference. Last year over 175 choir members participated in this powerful worship service.

Our 2017 Annual Conference will be held again at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, and I am writing to encourage members of your local church choir to be a part of this exciting worship experience on Sunday, June 4. The service begins at 4 p.m. and will end around 5:30 p.m.

There are three pieces that we will be singing, in addition to the hymns of the service.

These pieces may be ordered from J.W. Pepper or from Kempke’s Music. Please make sure that you purchase the SATB version.

Call to Worship:


Halle, Halle, Halle by Hal Hopson
Hope Publishing Company
Product # MA 503 or digital download at www.hopepublishing.com



How Can I Keep from Singing?
by Bradley Ellingboe
Neil A. Kjos Music Product #8884

  I'm Gonna Sing (When the Spirit Says Sing!) arr. Andre Thomas
Heritage Music Press/Lorenz #15/2023H


I would ask that your choir members learn the pieces within the next few weeks, arriving at Annual Conference prepared for a rehearsal. Choir members should bring their robes and folders with them.

The schedule will be as follows:

  • Rehearsal: 2:30 p.m. in North Hall of Von Braun Center
  • Worship Service: 4 p.m. in North Hall

In order to plan for seating, please let me know how many choir members will be coming from your church. I may be reached at nbeard@asburyonline.org or at 205-563-8484.

I look forward to working with you all!

In Christ,
Nancy Beard
Music Coordinator for Annual Conference
Music Director, Asbury UMC, Birmingham, AL

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