Saturday, December 20, 2008

Traveling Choir @ Van Dyne CANCELLED

Due to weather forecasts for Saturday night and Sunday morning, I've decided to cancel the Traveling Choir performance at Zion, Van Dyne on Sunday, Dec. 21. Students should start calling on the phone tree. I don't know at this time if or when the performance will be rescheduled.

Friday, December 19, 2008

"Come and Worship" - WLA Christmas Concert 2008

The 2008 WLA Christmas Concert "Come and Worship" will be presented twice: Monday, Dec. 22, 2008 at 7 PM and Tuesday, Dec. 23 at 1 PM. Both concerts will be the same.

Click here for the WLA 2008 Christmas Concert program

The concert is based on the words of the refrain of the timeless Christmas hymn "Angels from the Realms of Glory." The hymn verses provide the structure of the concert, reminding us in song that the baby Jesus was first announced by the angels to the shepherds, sought by the wise men and longed for by saints of old. The baby Jesus, true God in human form, came to this earth to redeem sinners in all nations to and for all creation.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

WLA Recordings Now Online

After I ran out of space on my previous free online storage, I needed to find a new place to upload the recordings of the WLA Traveling Choir Sunday performances. I've moved over to Google Sites and created page just for WLA Recordings. You can also use the Quick Link on the top right of this blog to get there.

The first recordings I've uploaded are the nine songs Traveling Choir sang at Grace, Oshkosh on Dec. 14, 2008 in their two morning services. The only song that is missing from the recordings is "Speak O Lord" from the 1st service. I forgot to turn on my digital recorder!

You should be able to click on any title and download the MP3 file to your computer to listen. If it works, I'll continue to upload WLA recordings to this page. Bookmark it and watch it for weekly updates when TC is on the road or after major concerts.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Hotel for Carnegie Hall Announced

The WLA Traveling Choir will be staying at the Grand Hyatt, New York when they travel to New York to sing at Carnegie Hall on June 14, 2009.

This will be the first time we will be staying at this hotel. The previous two times (2004 & 2007) we stayed at the Hilton on the Avenue of the Americas, which was a little closer to Carnegie Hall.

Lodging at the Grand Hyatt is included for students and families who are purchasing the land package from MidAmerica Productions. Others who are making their own travel arrangements are free to make their own reservations.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Weather cancels AK practice (again)

For the second time in less than a week God has given us a reason to drive home in the daylight and spend a night in safety with our families. Because of the impending weather (and line of sleet creeping up from the south) there will be no AK rehearsal on Monday, Dec. 8.

The next practice is Wednesday, Dec. 10. We have a Christmas party on Thursday, Dec. 11 at Holiday Inn, FDL at 1 PM.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Traveling Choir sings at Bethlehem and Martin Luther, Oshkosh

On Sunday, Dec. 7, the WLA Traveling Choir will sing for the 9:15 AM service at Bethlehem Lutheran Church and for the 10:30 AM service at Martin Luther Lutheran Church, both in Oshkosh. The bus will leave WLA at 7:45 AM. Students riding the bus should be at WLA by 7:30 AM. Students driving to Bethlehem should be there by 8:15 AM.

The Traveling Choir will sing the following pieces in both services: (click to download performance recordings)

1. Speak, O Lord (Bethlehem | Martin Luther)
2. Precious Lord, Take My Hand (Bethlehem | Martin Luther)
3. He is Not Here! (Bethlehem | Martin Luther)
4. The Dream Isaiah Saw (Bethlehem | Martin Luther)
5. Midnight Clear (Bethlehem | Martin Luther)
6. Betelehemu (Bethlehem | Martin Luther)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

WLA 2008 Christmas Concert posters, bulletin inserts

You can help promote the WLA 2008 Christmas Concert at your church, school, or place of work by downloading these posters and bulletin inserts. All downloads are PDF format.

WLA 2008 Christmas Concert poster (11 x 17)

WLA 2008 Christmas Concert poster (8.5 x 11)

WLA 2008 Christmas Concert bulletin inserts (5.5 x 8.5)