“Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.” Psalm 147:1
As Christians we come to church to worship God and to be with each other in community. One part of worshipping God together is through singing. As Christians we are a singing people! While the voice of the congregation always has to be the main choir, there are many personal benefits to singing as part of a church choir.
A good session of singing should leave you feeling uplifted, propped up by a burst of endorphins flooding through your body! Singing delivers a host of physical and emotional benefits, including increased aerobic exercise, improved breathing, posture, mind-set, confidence and self-esteem. While singing alone is good, singing with others, in community, can be even better! People recovering from depression, arthritis, surgery, dealing with the effects of cancer and many other ailments find it a real tonic and some have even suggested it should be prescribed on the NHS!
Our choir at High Kirk aims to be an open, welcome and diverse community, ministering songs that our congregation can meditate on and respond to worshipfully in their hearts. As a group of singers we become a family as we serve together and care for one another. We love each other and share God’s love with each other. There really is an incredible bond when you have worshipped, cried, smiled, laughed, worked, learned and prayed together as a group of singers.
We are always looking for more people to come and join our regular Sunday choir and our special choir for Harvest, Christmas and Easter. To participate, you do not have to be able to read music (although it is helpful if you can!) and there are no auditions. The only requirements for involvement are that you love and serve the Lord and that you enjoy worshipping Him through singing.
Please speak to Stuart if you are interested in participating or would like any more information: firstname.lastname@example.org