New Song Senior Adult Choir:
A community choir
New Song rehearsals resume on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 9 a.m. in the Church Parlor with a time of refreshments and fellowship and then a move to the Choral Hall at 9:30 (the normal start time) for rehearsal until 11 a.m. Lunch and Bible study are offered in Community Hall after rehearsal.
New singers are welcome to join!
New Song sings in the community once a month and about every six weeks in Wilshire's 8:30 a.m. worship. This year, the choir is scheduled to do a Veteran’s Day program at Christian Care in November as well as singing at one of the local hospitals in December. New Song will combine with Wilshire Adventurers for a trip to Branson, Mo., in April. This year's repertoire will include a variety of styles including secular (“Irving Berlin’s America”), spirituals and hymn arrangements.
Wilshire's senior adult choir, New Song, represents the community and has developed its own sense of community. If you're 60 or older and are looking for a place to make friends, have a great time, be encouraged and help others, New Song is the place for you.
No matter what your musical skills, you are welcome in New Song. Some members of the choir are professional musicians, and others just want to make a joyful noise to the Lord. Currently, the choir includes members of 30 area churches: Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, Presbyterian, Church of Christ and more. There's a place for you.
From its birth in the fall of 2005, New Song has grown from 35 participants to 100 today, even as some have gone out and others come in.
New Song sings in worship, usually at the 8:30 service, at Wilshire about once a month and also performs in the community during the week about once a month. Its outside concerts are mainly a service to places where people need a lift—hospitals, nursing homes, retirement communities.
Rehearsals are on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Choral Hall, which is located on the second floor on the south end of the building. New Song rehearses from September through mid-June and takes a break during July and August.
Hear from some of our members about why they sing in New Song:
Director: Sarah Stafford
Associate Minister of Music
Wilshire Baptist Church