It’s late summer and church choirs are beginning the new program year. You may be starting a ringing program, resurging one that took a gap or continuing the ministry with a mix of experienced and new ringers. This week’s tips will help you choose repertoire to get you started this season!
For new members, the art of ringing can be daunting – ringing, damping, arm motion, reading the score, etc. – there is so much to think about! Giving your ringers the opportunity to coordinate all of this with easier music will provide them with a strong foundation.
Likewise, after a few months off from ringing, it may be a good time to start anew with easier music to give your seasoned ringers a chance to review proper ringing techniques and your newest ringers an opportunity to get acclimated.
Easier music also provides the prospect of starting the year out with great success. The choir will add to the Service with their talents and by raising their gifts and the experience will be a worshipful one for the ringers as they will be more relaxed with a simpler score. Giving our ringers a positive experience will give them more satisfaction and a continued desire to be part of the music ministry.
Below are some pieces that come highly recommended for your consideration. All of which are available for immediate purchase and digital download on the ChimeWorks website.