Each summer our church choir takes about two months off.  Last night was our first rehearsal of the new season.

Our choir director likes to stack the deck, as she puts it.  We are starting the year with three pieces we have sung in the past and something new.  The new one is a fast moving challenge with the feel of a call and response.  Whether it is sung by 12 or 50, it has a big feel.  But have I already pointed out that it is FAST?

Just trying to get the words out that fast is a challenge.  Never mind trying to read them and the notes at the same time.

Fortunately our choir director knows what she’s doing.  We will work on one section at a time, working out mistakes and polishing it until it shines.

Note by note, drip by drip we will move toward an anthem that while complicated is do-able.  All it takes is a good leader and the ability to follow direction much as we follow the directions of Christ.