|Message from Dr.
So many joyful and beautiful
sounds all day long. The chant "Within your temple" at morning
praise, the Malawian Easter song, the Orff percussion groups, and
the wonderful, joyful sound of laughter in the Archbishop Murphy
Courtyard during recess.
Message from Mr. Ochs
The first two days of camp have
been awesome!! I've learned a ton and I can't wait for the
next couple of days.
Message from Ms.
CHI-MWE-M-WE!!!!! You guys
ROCKED on "Let's Praise Christ with Joy"--the Malawian piece.
I can't wait to teach you the rest of the Malawian tomorrow and Mr.
Macheso (our sacristan from Malawi) is coming to hear us tomorrow
afternoon. Also, the recording session was FANTASTIC. It
was really hard work, but you really focused on always trying to
make the music more and more beautiful each time we recorded it.
Thank you for the beautiful singing in morning praise. Please
go to sleep, get lots of rest, and see you bright and early!
Message from Mr.
Piano students: don't forget
to practice your piano piece so you can play it on the organ!
special thanks to Mrs
Newhall for taking GREAT photos today!
Our morning began with a surprise visit from Stephen Cavit. In
addition to singing in the Cathedral Choir, Mr. Cavit is a talented
composer who has written music for many films--and for St. James
Cathedral, too! He is going to help us make a recording this
At morning prayer, Father Brant taught us about the meaning of the
sign of the cross.
When we touch our hearts as we make the sign of the cross, we
remember how much Jesus loves us.
Choir Camp is all about singing!
Each day of camp, we get better at reading music and singing
Taking a break in the Archbishop Murphy Courtyard.
Father Ryan takes a turn at the jump rope...
...AND THE CROWD GOES WILD!
In the afternoon we had a recording session in the Cathedral.
Recording is a complicated business!
And after the recording... we climbed up into the (not-so-scary)
Learning to be conductors. Can you remember how to conduct a
3- and a 4-pattern?
Mrs. Newhall led us through some fun rhythm exercises. You
really have to watch to be able to keep up!
"A volunteer, please!"
Singing the Malawian Easter song. "Why are you looking for the
living Christ where the dead do rest in the tomb? Christ is
risen; now the tomb is empty!"
Choral Scholars for Wednesday. You guys have a big day ahead
Overheard at Choir Camp
- Is the Cathedral more older
- Do they hide dead bodies in
- Camp is like a music carnival.
- If we sing like angels, does
that mean we'll get to heaven faster?
- Can we sing for the Bishop
- I think God lives in that part
of the Church. (pointing to the altar)
- Is Mozart still alive?
- When I grow up I am going to
be a camp counselor like the older kids.
- I can see the birds up here!
- My favorite thing was the
African piece of music.
- I'm so hungry I could eat my
- Father Brant reminds me of my
- Tomorrow I am going to be
better so I can have a award.
- I hope we will get to go to
- Camp should be for a whole
- I like the foot wheel
- Which girl is older? (about
- Can we have camp be overnight?