This holiday season, Hope United Church of Christ in Hiawatha, IA would like to invite you to join the Hope UCC Choir in celebrating Jesus’ birth through music. Anyone and everyone in the greater Cedar Rapids community, regardless of skill level or formal training, interested in singing is encouraged to participate. Hope UCC membership is not required. The group will rehearse periodically from November 24 through December 17 finishing with a performance Sunday, December 20 at 10:30 am.

The tentative rehearsal schedule is listed below. It is understood that not everyone can make every practice, however, all are encouraged to attend regularly to best prepare for a fantastic performance. Some rehearsals will be broken into sectionals so not everyone will be needed for the entirety of every practice. Complete schedule details will be made available at the first rehearsal.

Tentative Schedule

Tuesday, November 24 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Sunday, November 29 | 9:15 – 10:00 am
Tuesday, December 1 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Thursday, Dec 3 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Tuesday, December 8 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Thursday, December 10 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Sunday, December 13 | 9:15 – 10:00 am
Tuesday, December 15 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Thursday, December 17 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Group Rehearsal (Full Run Through)
Sunday, December 20 | 9:00 – 10:00 am, Group Rehearsal (Final Run Through)
Sunday, December 20 | 10:30 am, Performance

While the final program is still being developed a few pieces that will be presented include the following.

Here’s A Pretty Little Baby | Andre Thomas
Gesu Bambino | Linda Spevacek
Wonderful Peace | Gustaf Nordqvist

Small group and solo pieces will also be considered.

Rehearsals will be filled with fellowship, good music and new friends. If you are interested in participating, please join us on Tuesday, November 24 at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary of Hope United Church of Christ at 150, 9th Avenue, Hiawatha, IA. Contact with any questions.