Steve Marking Hired as New Choir Director/Music Coordinator

August 30, 2010  
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We are pleased to announce that Steve Marking has accepted our position of Vocal Music Coordinator and has started to plan for the fall. We welcome him on board!

Steve is a Holmen resident, a Viterbo grad who sang here at OSLC as a student with Byron Blackmore, and went on to do graduate work at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. He was a founding member of the Lyric Opera Company of New York, and has lived in upstate New York for some years, where he has over 10 years experience directing church choirs. Steve has now returned to Brice Prairie.

He is a professional singer who does concerts in styles ranging from Sinatra to opera. He hopes to help us develop a praise service over time, and enlarge our choir participation. Steve is known as an excellent and patient teacher, helping people exceed their goals with new vocal techniques. He is also teaching vocal students at Studio di Canto in Onalaska with his friend Dean Stude Witz and has recently taken a leadership role with the Coulee Region Gospel Choir.

Choir Begins September 12th

August 30, 2010  
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Our first choir rehearsal will be Sunday, September 12th. The 12th is also Rally Sunday, our springboard to all the activities that take place here at OSLC during the school year. Practice is 8:00 am on Sundays which the choir sings. Steve Marking, our new choir director, will have a schedule ready when we return and practices will be according to that schedule. We meet in the choir room, practice and sing for the service at 9:00 am that same day.

We welcome all who wish to praise the Lord in song, whether a long time member or joining for the first time.

Singers and Musicians Needed For Summer Worship

May 26, 2010  
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Calling All Singers! On the third Sunday of each month this summer, everyone ages 3-103 is invited to praise the Lord with a simple, fun song during church! Kaye will start rehearsal at 8:15 and end at 8:45 in the choir room. Juice will be provided. We will sing ”Labara” in June, “Here I am Lord” in July, and ”Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love” in August. (The congregation will join with us on the refrain of each song so everyone can sing together.) The dates to sing are June 20, July 18, and August 15.

We also invite all, choir members or not, including school age children, to enhance worship with a musical performance of their own. A solo, duet, trio, etc., of vocal, piano, or other instrument is very welcomed. Please contact Louise Temte to make arrangements.

Music Coordinator/Choir Director Position Still Open

November 20, 2009  
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Applications for Music Coordinator/Choir Director are still being accepted until the position is filled.

Interested applicants can download a copy of the Music Coordinator/Choir Director Job Description.

Music Coordinator/Choir Director Applications Due Sep 21st

September 3, 2009  
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Applications for Music Coordinator/Choir Director will be accepted until September 21st.

Interested in applying? Download a copy of the Music Coordinator/Choir Director Job Description.

Choir Starts September 13th

August 28, 2009  
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Calling all members! Senior Choir begins on Sunday, September 13th at 8:00 am in the Choir Room. Our temporary choir director is Mary Ender Stutesman. All members are welcome!

Music Coordinator/Choir Director Job Description Available

August 22, 2009  
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Our Savior’s is currently seeking applicants for a Music Coordinator/Choir Director. View a copy of the job description here. Interested applicants should send a letter of application and resume to Pastor Jolivette.

Mike Esser Accepts New Position in Des Moines

June 12, 2009  
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Mike Esser, who has been the OSLC Choir Director since 1994, has accepted a new position at Valley High School in West Des Moines, IA. A potluck, planned by the choir, will be Sunday June 28, 4 p.m. at the Ender cabin in Ridgeway, MN.

If you would like to send a card to Mike, please send them in care of Our Savior’s to the church’s address.