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Indiana Choral Directors Association
Laura McDonald reports that she has fallen in love with the Lamentations of Jeremiah done at the Summer Conference of 2001.As she continues, "At first I assumed it wouldn't work in a church situation.Then I noticed the scripture basis in the September lectionary and decided to do it.Starting rehearsals mid-August, it was a challenge for the beginning of the year.Then – September 11th.It was slated for the following Sunday.Feeling the grief a bit too raw, I postponed it and pulled a good arrangement of "How Firm a Foundation".By the next week, I was convinced we should do the Lamentations, based on the Hebrew tradition of voicing grief in worship.
Thank you, Laura
for the snapshot of how music always provides an answer for what we need and reminds us of the power in the human voice raised in song.Laura teaches K-4 music at North Harrison Elementary and is Director of Music at Saint Marks UCC.She
is very proud of her
25 – 30 voice Chancel Choir and an a cappella group, St. Markapella
is a great booster of the Summer Conference reporting that she
has received great pieces from share sessions, reading groups, and especially clinicians at the summer events.
is glad to be the beneficiary of Linda's program where she
and Angela Hampton's high school program provide a solid basis for adult singers in the area.
No better way to end our Hoosier Hysteria than to remember "Here's to song, here's to time, here's to both with friends of mine…..Kings have riches widely lain, lords have land but then again, we have friends and song no wealth can buy."
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St. Mark's United Church of Christ | Staff
Minister of Music
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Rev. Laura McDonald, Minister of Music/Chancel & Bell Choir Director
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Minister of Music: Rev. Laura McDonald