Music at the Dorset Church

Often the job of Music Director is seen as Choir Director, but it is really more than that. It is my hope that everyone participates in the music of the church, whether just listening and following along with the words, or singing, loudly or softly, on key or off! My good friends in the choir know that our job is to encourage that participation, and hopefully leave you with a message that stays in your heart long after leaving the building. My goal is to showcase a variety of musical styles that speak the message of the Church and, in turn touch each of our hearts in different ways. As the song goes: “All God’s Critters have a place in the choir”

~Tom Salmon

View from the bench

 

As I sit here in the sanctuary, looking out at your smiling faces (photographs mounted on sticks, in your usual seats) I am reminded daily of how blessed we all are to have a community of friends in faith. We are all finding new ways to communicate that friendship and caring towards each other, and suddenly we are reaching out beyond the walls of the church and connecting with friends and family all over the world. My parents in Pennsylvania now regularly worship with us on Sundays and sing with us at our Thursday night hymn sings.  I hope that you are enjoying these resources and the short videos that I have been making from inside the church. They are therapy for me, as well. Your comments and appreciation keep me feeling connected. As a church musician, I am accustomed to finishing a piece to silence, rather than applause and I look forward to feedback that sometimes comes long after the performance. Although isolation can be tough, I thank God for good health and the opportunity to dig deeper into the musical wellspring and reach out in new and exciting ways. I am continuing to plan for the time when we will feel safe to worship as a group again, but I am glad for this ability to keep in touch through technology.

Facebook Hymn Sings

Hymn Sing Thursday March 25th, 2021

Program for March 25th, 2021

Monday Mini Concert March 21st, 2021

Hymn Sing Thursday March 18th, 2021

Program for March 18th, 2021

Monday Mini Concert March 15th, 2021

Hymn Sing Thursday March 11th, 2021

Program for March 11th, 2021

Monday Mini Concert March 8th, 2021

Hymn Sing Thursday March 4th, 2021

Program for March 4th, 2021

Monday Mini Concert March 1st, 2021

Hymn Sing Thursday February 25th, 2021

Program for February 25th, 2021

Monday Mini Concert February 22, 2021

Hymn Sing Thursday February 18th, 2021

Program for February 18th, 2021

Monday Mini Concert: Scott Joplin, February 15, 2021

Hymn Sing Thursday February 11th, 2021

Program for February 11th, 2021

Monday Mini Concert: Romantic Composers, February 8, 2021

Hymn Sing Thursday February 4th, 2021

Program for February 4th, 2021

Monday Mini Concert, February 1, 2021

Hymn Sing Thursday January 28th 2021

Program for January 28th, 2021

 

Hymn Sing Thursday January 21st 2021

Program for January 21st, 2021

Thursday Night Live, with Beth Thompson, January 14, 2021

Monday Mini Concert, January 11, 2021

Hymn Sing Thursday January 7th 2021

Program for January 7th, 2021

Monday Mini Concert, January 4, 2021

Hymn Sing Thursday December 31, 2020

Program for December 31, 2020

Christmas Eve Edition, Fireside Chat December 24, 2020

Hymn Sing Thursday December 17, 2020

Program for December 17, 2020

Hymn Sing Thursday December 10, 2020

Program for December 10, 2020

Hymn Sing Thursday December 3, 2020

Program for December 3, 2020

Hymn Sing Thursday November 26, 2020

Hymn Sing Thursday November 19, 2020

Program for November 19, 2020

 

Program for November 12, 2020

Watch it Grow! Dorset Church kids singing

 

Program for November 5, 2020

Program for October 29, 2020

 

Music for Kids

You're In Trouble

Lean On Me: A Boomwhacker Tribute to Bill Withers

All God's Critters Got a Place in the Choir

Selections on the Piano

Be Thou My Vision arranged by David Hamilton

Waltz in E flat by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

There is a Balm in Gilead

Somewhere Over the Rainbow  

Our House

Irish Blessing By Bob Chilcott

Maple Leaf Rag

Don't get around much anymore

His Eye Is on the Sparrow 

Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley

See Tom's salsa version of  “Wonderful Words of Life” by Phillip Bliss, David Hamilton, arr.

She's like the swallow- Nancy Telfer

Sonata in G major by Franz Josef Haydn on the piano

Selections on the Organ

Vater unser im Himmelreich

Sonata in G major by Franz Josef Haydn on the organ

We'd love to hear from you:

Street Address:

143 Church Street

Dorset, VT 05251

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 263 

Dorset, VT, 05251

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