Thursday’s Thoughts from Will 10.22.2020

Great rehearsals last night! We’re making steady progress towards Christmas recording in Dec 5th from 9-12 am. Keep working on and listening to your Christmas music.

Special note!! Because of the Family Wonderful Wednesday event on October 28th, we need to alter our rehearsal schedule. Orchestra will be from 6-7 and choir from 7-8. CHOIR: We I am planning on us recording “God Leads us Along” next Wednesday in choir.

Thanksgiving Service on Wednesday the 18th at 7 p.m. Orchestra and Praise Team will lead. The service will be livestreamed but no choir or orchestra rehearsals that night.

CHOIR VOICED ENHANCED CDS and Regular CDs are available!! See me for your physical copy if you want one.


Link to all things CIC 2020 related: Christmas at Ivy Creek 2020

CIC will be a digital only offering. I’m a list guy so I’ll fill you in on the details thus far in list format:

  1. We will use a few songs from last year in our recording: The Glory Divine Overture (orch) with Ring the BellsJesus What a Wonderful Child, and Mary, Did You Know. Stephen has already “lifted” those songs out of our recording from last year.
  2. We will revisit and record live two songs we did three years ago: Adore (one of my favorites) and A Cradle in the Shadow of a Cross.
  3. Choir, we will learn two brand new Christmas songs (look for the audio links on the CIC 2020 tab on our blog): All Creation Sing (Sing Joy) and Glorious Wonder.
  4. Orchestra will learn one new feature this year–an awesome and fun arrangement of “Sing We Now of Christmas.” Everyone should listen to this song-it’s fun.
  5. My plan is for us to rehearse all of these tunes during the month of October and November and record from 9-12 on Saturday, December 5th.
  6. We WILL NOT have rehearsals on Wednesdays November 18th or 25th.
  7. What to wear for the recording—we’re not going to wear our formal outfits. Let’s go with Christmas colors (sweaters or at least red, green, silver, gold, blue types of things). Let’s make it festive.

Prayer Requests and Praises

Published by Dr. Will Whittaker

I'm a local church Minister of Music from the Atlanta area with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Church Music with specializations in worship and hymnology from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Contact me at

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