Last week was a busy week – with my visit to Lone oak (Paducah) Ky, followed quickly by a weekend event at First Baptist Church West Memphis, Arkansas.
I spent Saturday morning (This is a dedicated bunch of choir singers) in rehearsal with the FBCWM choir. We worked on five anthems I arranged, all selected by the director to suit the church. We then sang all five in Sunday morning’s service.
The choir did an admirable job. It’s no easy thing to be suddenly thrown under the direction of a new conductor (the writer, no less!). But they had been well-prepped and did themselves proud on Sunday morning.
They also treated me to a barbecue party and a round of golf on Saturday, making the trip all the more fun for me.
The choir is under the dedicated direction of Chris Dale. This is my second such event with Chris. I did a similar event five years ago at his previous church in Virginia.
So – my thanks go out to Chris, Donna, and all involved at FBC West Memphis. I had a good time. And I hope the church benefitted from my participation.