Friday, 29 October 2010

how will they take it?

...hopefully very well! as they are very forgiving folk at Chapel!
Let me explain -
We have no organist for this coming Sunday as she is poorly. So do we sing unaccompanied?
Our organist is an excellent singer as well who can get us all singing - I am no good - I can only follow.
We do have electricity and a loop system, but no mixing desk or computer and projector. Think back 30 or 40 years and that's us!

And then I had a bright idea. I do have an ipod which has all my favourite CDs on it, including many hymns. So I abandoned all the hymns I had chosen for Sunday as none of them were on the ipod and chose new hymns that were sung relatively slowly, and with a long lead I've manage to get the hymns to come through the loudspeakers.
I just hope the Chapel folk won't mind singing along with an ipod!


  1. Our PA team have produced CDs of the congregation singing various favourite hymns, [old and new] and when we do services at the Care Homes, we play these and the residents sing along. It works really well.
    Hope your system equally successful [contact us if you want to know more about the the CDs or the techie side of things!]
    blessings x

  2. Sounds good to me and I'm sure people will appreciate both the effort you've gone to and their wonderful organist all the more.

    I have occasionally services with no singing deliberately so that we can learn to worship in other ways - which relieves the pressure for everyone if there are days without musicians.


  3. Just wondering... how'd it go?