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Terry’s Picks for November 2021

Written by Terry DeBoer on . Posted in Local

EVENTSThis is the column in which West Michigan Christian News writer Terry DeBoer surveys the landscape for the area's faith-inspired arts/entertainment/events in the coming month – it's a good one for choir music! Here are a several possibilities for November that otherwise might be overlooked.

*The Singing Hymns – The inspirational male chorus presents a Veterans Day-themed concert at 5pm Sun. Nov. 7 at Wayland Christian Reformed Church, 303 E. Elm St. Wayland. Military veterans will be honored with hymns and patriotic selections during the program. There is no admission charge; a free-will offering will be received for The Bible League for world-wide scripture distribution. The ensemble has a history of more than 40 years of performing sacred music and has recorded several CD collections.

For more information on the concert visit https://www.facebook.com/377188255705049/photos/a.621657611258111/4409597449130756

*Calvin University Gospel Choir – The ensemble, under the direction of Nate Glasper Jr., presents its annual fall concert "Magnify: An Interactive Worship Experience" at 4pm. Sun Nov. 15 in the Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium on the Calvin campus in Grand Rapids. Special musical guests are Debra Perry and Ericka Williams. The concert is free, masks are required for audience members. This concert will be livestreamed via https://vimeo.com/event/684136
* "A Night of Healing: Songs & Stories"- An evening concert featuring Becky Nordquist and Scott Krippayne is set for 7:30pm Fri. Nov. 19 at Magnify Church, 6727 Kutshill Dr NE Rockford. Several years ago Nordquist wrote a devotional book and recorded two songs dealing with the grief parents suffer after miscarriages or infant loss. One of the songs is also the book title - "Before We Said Hello." The other song Nordquist co-wrote, "Heaven's Playground." The concert is presented by Magnify Church and Music for the Soul, an organization which uses music to bring compassion and hope. A free-will offering will be received. More information at https://www.musicforthesoul.org/news/healing-evening-of-songs-stories/
*Metropolitan Choir of Praise – The mixed-voice ensemble's annual fall concert is at 3pm Sun. Nov. 21 at Ceglarek Fine Arts Center, 10760 68th Ave. in the Allendale High School complex. The performance features the choir's new director, Adam Wurst, who is a vocal music teacher for Allendale Public Schools. The choir's history goes back to 1963 and it has traveled for performances throughout the Midwest and made several trips overseas. Musical styles range from classical to contemporary. There are not tickets needed for the concert. A free-will offering will be received. Visit www.metropolitanchoir.org for more information.
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Terry DeBoer
Author: Terry DeBoer
Terry is a journalist/feature writer for newspapers, magazines and websites, with a background in radio broadcasting. His usual beat is arts and entertainment, specializing in Christian/gospel music. A married father of two, he is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan Contributing Writer: West Michigan Christian News August 2011 – Present Feature writer: -Mlive.com (website and various newspapers) 1988– 2016 -Spotlight New Christian Music Magazine 1997-2008 -Church News Editor, Church Herald Magazine 2004-2009

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