Thurman Choir

The Thurman Choir: Marsh Chapel’s Common Voice

In the spirit of Dean Howard Thurman’s visionary ministry of a ‘common ground’, The Thurman Choir is open to any and all members of the Marsh Chapel community who wish to lift their voice in song, as a community of common faith. No audition or previous experience is required, and a multi-generational experience is encouraged.

The Thurman Choir leads in worship several times each semester, joining with the Marsh Chapel Choir on festival occasions. In addition to an engaging repertoire, members of the Thurman Choir will learn fundamental vocal and musical skills, including hymn singing, music reading, and a healthy approach to singing.

The rehearsal schedule and Sunday service schedule for Fall 2014 is as follows:

Rehearsals
Sunday, Sept. 14, 12:30-1:30pm, Robinson Chapel
Sunday, Oct. 5, 12:30-1:30pm, Robinson Chapel
Sunday, Oct. 12, 12:30-1:30pm, Robinson Chapel
Sunday, Oct. 26, 12:30-1:30pm, Robinson Chapel
Sunday, Nov. 9, 12:30-1:30pm, Robinson Chapel
Sunday, Nov. 23, 12:30-1:30pm, Robinson Chapel
Sunday, Dec. 14, 12:30-1:30pm, Robinson Chapel
Sunday, Dec. 21, 12:30-1:30pm, Robinson Chapel

Service Repertoire
Sunday, Oct. 19: Greater love hath no man (Ireland)
Sunday, Nov. 2: Kyrie, from Requiem, Op. 9 (Duruflé)
Sunday, Nov. 23: Priidite (Mvt. 1), from Vespers (Rachmaninoff)
Sunday, Nov. 23: Lord, thou hast been our refuge (Vaughan Williams)
Sunday, Dec. 7: There is no rose of such virtue (Robert Young)
Wednesday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Service – Repertoire TBD

For more information, email us. Together with the Inner Strength Gospel Choir and the Marsh Chapel Choir, the Thurman Choir creates an opportunity for all members of our growing community to participate in the vibrant musical and spiritual life of Marsh Chapel.