Kingston Presbyterian Church, Kingston, New Jersey
4565 Route 27
PO Box 148
Kingston, NJ 08528

Choir Rehearsal ~ Monthly Notes from the Organ Bench ~ Rehearsal Cancelled on 1/9/2020.

KPC Members & Friends are invited to Join the Adult Choir ~ Rehearsals every Thursday ~ 7:30  – 9:00 PM. New members are MOST welcome to join us in the choir room and become a part of this dedicated and talented group.

Notes from the Organ Bench…

Last year (2018-2019), your choir members chose favorite anthems that we have presented over the previous five years. This year we will present choral arrangements of hymns chosen by our singers  as some of their personal favorites. We will be sharing some information about these anthems and notes from the choir members as to why this hymn is a particular favorite.

This month, Alice tells us: “‘Morning Has Broken’ is one of my favorite hymns. I love the poetry of the text as well as the simple, lilting melody. The hymn was first published in 1931 with text by English author Eleanor Farjeon set to a traditional Scottish Gaelic tune, “Bunessan.” The text praises God for the sights and sounds of the new day, and likens each dawn to the very first day in the Garden of Eden. The tune, Bunessan, was first published as a setting for Mary MacDonald’s carol, “Child in the Manger.” The tune is named for MacDonald’s birthplace on the Isle of Mull, Scotland.”

~ Jean Volk, Organist/Choir Director