March 31 – Benefit Concert

Each year, Mentor Connector volunteers guide over 150 vulnerable youth (age 5-21) through life-changing friendships to build goals, character, and skills to be successful in life. Everything they do, every family they serve, and every dollar they spend is focused on creating sustainable, lasting change for Rutland County youth.

Join us on March 31st to support Mentor Connector at our Benefit Concert full of many local musicians, including:

Grace Church Sanctuary Choir
Slate Valley Singers
Grace SSAA Choir
Jennifer Hoult, harp

David Castonguay, baritone
Barry Cohen, bassoon
Court Gettel, flute
Christy Papandrea, flute
Diane Chartrand, piano
Alastair Stout, piano

*Freewill Offering will be collected to support Mentor Connector.

Jan. 27 – Jazz Sunday

Please Note:  As of Jan.17, due to the forecasted weather, the date has changed.

When: January 27, 2019, 10:00 AM

Where: Sanctuary Service

About:
Jazz Sunday Celebration
We are excited to welcome back the Onion River Jazz Band to lead our 10 a.m.
morning worship on January 20, Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. They will
accompany the Sanctuary Choir as well as offer upbeat hymns and songs. Invite a
friend to Grace Church to experience this exciting contemporary style of worship.

Christmas Eve Services, Dec. 24

Family Service with Nativity 6:00 PM –

The Children’s Choir and Joyful Noise offer upbeat Christmas anthems. The choirs will help lead the traditional Christmas story told through drama and song! We also welcome local tenor, Raymond White, to offer traditional secular and sacred songs for the prelude and postlude. Arrive early to hear Raymond’s delightful interpretations of seasonal favorites.

Christmas Prelude 10:25 PM –

Later that evening, at 10:30 p.m., the Sanctuary Choir will offer a Musical Prelude and be joined by Nova Wang, violin; Raymond White, tenor; and the Grace TTBB choir to offer beautiful and uplifting music.
 

Candlelight Service 11:00 PM –

The Candlelight Evening Service begins at 11 p.m., and will include the choral classics, O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen, and Candlelight Carol by John Rutter. We will all share in the beauty and comfort of lighting candles and singing “Silent Night” as the wonder and mystery of Christmas unfolds.
 
Rev. John C. Weatherhogg, preaching

Oct. 7 – Benefit Concert

When: October 7, 2018 at 4:00pm

Where: Grace Sanctuary

About:  Grace Church Sanctuary Choir will lead an afternoon of music in aid of local charities. The choir will be joined by local professional musicians, Court Gettel, Jennifer Hoult, Barry Cohen and Wesley Christensen to offer music from spirituals and songs to classical masterpieces. A goodwill offering to benefit local charities will be taken.

 

Oct. 7 – World Communion Sunday

When: October 7, 2018 at 10:00 am

Where: Grace Church Sanctuary

About: Please join the Grace Church Sanctuary choir and SSAA choir to celebrate World Communion Sunday.   The choirs will lead worship with a variety of songs from all over the globe, including the wonderful Spanish song, Samba de las Escrituras.

“World Communion Sunday is a celebration that began in 1933 by Dr. Hugh Thomson Kerr.  It is observed by several Christian denominations, taking place on the first Sunday of every October.  It promotes Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation.  It focuses on an observance of the eucharist.”
– Wikipedia

Nov. 4 – All Saints’ Sunday

When: November 4, 2018 at 7:00pm

Where: Grace Church sanctuary

About:  A Celebration of Lives for All Saints’ Sunday

Grace Church Sanctuary Choir, Castleton University Chorale and soloists, will present an evening of music and poetry to celebrate and remember the lives of those who have died.  Under the direction of Dr. Sherrill Blodget, the choirs will perform Antiono Vivaldi’s Gloria, accompanied by Alastair Stout on the Grace Church organ. Between the movements of the Gloria, specially chosen poems will reflect on the lives of loved-ones who have died this past year.

 

Sept. 5 – Choir Practice Resumes

September is just around the corner, when all our choirs begin again. Please add the rehearsal dates to your calendars, and consider joining our dedicated teams of singers and ringers! Please contact Alastair (alastair@gracechurchvt.org) with any questions.

Wednesday, September 5:

  • Children’s Choir at 4:00 pm
  • SSAA Choir at 6:00 pm
  • Sanctuary Choir at 7:00 pm

Sunday, September 9: Joyful Noise at 11:45 am

Monday, September 10: Handbells at 6:45 pm

Wednesday, September 12:

  • Children’s Choir at 4:00 pm
  • TTBB Choir at 6:00 pm
  • Sanctuary Choir at 7:00 pm