Organist & Choirmaster
Dear Ascension Family Members,
It is my honor and privilege to announce the name of our new organist and choirmaster, Mr. Alvin R. Blount. Alvin comes to us having served in the Catholic Church for many years, most recently at St. Joseph Catholic Church of Marietta. If you are interested to know and hear more about him please visit his website at www.alvinblount.com.
Earlier in his vocation Alvin served as Director of Music and Organist/Choirmaster in a couple small Episcopal churches. He was confirmed in our tradition even as he went on to serve in another denomination. So please join me in welcoming Alvin “home.” His first Sunday to serve at Ascension will be August 5, 2018.
My thanks to the Search Committee for their commitment to serve: Corinne Scott, Sr. Warden and Chairperson, Bill Behrens, Neal Brunt, Rick McKee, Susan McLeod, and Emma Wilhoite. They gave generously of their time to insure that we made the best decision for our parish musical needs. Together, we are confident you will enjoy Alvin’s depth and breadth of musicianship as well as getting to know him.
God’s blessings of peace,
Like to sing?
Join the St. Cecilia Choir!
Ages 7 – 17, Unchanged voices
The St. Cecilia Choir rehearsals are fun and musically challenging. We rehearse each Wednesday from 5:00-5:45 PM beginning on August 15th. A regular commitment to attend rehearsals is expected. In addition to preparing anthems, we learn the music of the church through the singing of hymns and liturgy. There is an intentional focus on serving the church, and ministering to our church family and community through our music. The directors for this group are Alvin Blount and Angee McKee.
This outstanding, energetic choir sings for Sunday morning worship at 9:00 or 11:00 approximately five times during the church year. They lead worship at the 5:00 PM Christmas Eve service each year. Check the current schedule for exact dates.
Our singers learn challenging treble music, sing in harmony, build music literacy skills, sing hymns and descants, and learn to sing with a beautiful tone. An important part of our time together is spent learning the Episcopal liturgy and following the liturgical seasons.
Come, join our exciting children’s music program at The Episcopal Church of the Ascension. We welcome all singers between the ages of 7 – 17 with unchanged voices. Contact Angee McKee at firstname.lastname@example.org or the church office at (770)-382-2626 if you would like to become part of this musical community. You’ll always have supportive friends, and you will sing your faith the rest of your life!