When children sing, the purity of their uplifted voices opens the hearts of all who listen. Music collects us, moves us, and unifies our hearts and minds to continue God's work in the world. For the children, and for us, long after the songs are finished, the music remains.
Why music? If our lives are busy, our children's may be busier. Between school and soccer, baseball and basketball, it's hard to carve out a spiritual niche for church. But we do it, sensing its importance for our children's connections to God. One of these bridges to a spiritual life can be reached through music. The mission of the music ministries at St. Timothy's involves bringing the experience of worship and the mystery of the liturgy to life through the magnificent music of our Anglican tradition.
Rewards and Service A richer sense of spiritual community comes to our choristers not only through the music and the worship, but also through the bonds of friendship formed with each other over the course of time. Choir cultivates a sense of teamwork and spirit, personal and group responsibility. As we develop our choral program, the congregation benefits by hearing more beautiful, more complex music. The children continually learn more challenging pieces. Worship becomes more inspiring, more involving. We find ourselves amazed and grateful to God for these gifts given to God and to the church, sung with spirit and understanding.
All children of St. Timothy's and Signal Mountain are invited to join our choir program. As a parent, you are making choices for your child's growth in cognitive thinking ability as well as choosing paths for a fulfilled life. Studies show that children who learn music develop higher cognitive functions more readily, and there are some areas that only music can develop. The music we explore comes from the best choral traditions and curriculums; it is challenging and well crafted. With it we expose our children to new worlds of sound and teach a discipline that will serve them well both in school and later during their careers.
Zammarin is a Hebrew term meaning "a group of singers accompanied by plucked instruments. It is the name of a very talented group of musicians at St. Timothy's. The ensemble also has performed at special concerts and recorded CDs (see below).
All sorts of musicians of any age are welcome in Zammarin. We don't just play instruments that are plucked. We'll incorporate whatever instruments are brought to the table. We also need sound/tech crew volunteers.
Zammarin usually rehearses on Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. in the Nave. During summer months, rehearsals are usually in the Parish Hall. Tarbell Patten is the director. For more information, contact him directly at 240-0981 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take Zammarin Home:
If you can't get enough of the lovely sounds of Zammarin, we have the perfect solution for you--a CD!
Their first compact disc recording, "Zammarin, was produced by Fran McKendree; its second release was a Christmas disc entitled "This Little Light. The new disc is "Shine On, and it includes many favorite songs, such as "Here I Am, Lord, "Sing Alleluia, "God Has Spoken, "Green Pastures, "Prince of Peace, and "Shine On. Along with the first professional recording of David DuBay's "Sanctus, the disc includes original material composed for the liturgies at St. Timothy's.
CDs are for sale whenever the church is open or by mail and cost $15. If ordering by mail, include $5 per order for shipping and handling. If ordering multiple CDs, the shipping and handling fee is still only $5. Place mail order by sending check (payable to St. Timothy's Church) and order to the Music Department at 630 Mississippi Avenue, Signal Mountain, TN 37377.
|Men's Book Study||9:30 AM|
|Women's Book Study||11:00 AM|
|Adult Handbell||5:45 PM|
|Adult Choir||7:00 PM|
|The Holy Eucharist, Rite I||8:00 AM|
|Christian Formation||9:30 AM|
|The Holy Eucharist, Rite II||10:30 AM|