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Religion Briefs: Children's Chorus of Carroll County to perform at Ellicott City church

The Children's Chorus of Carroll County will perform Sunday, May 5 at 4 p.m. at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ellicott City.
The Children's Chorus of Carroll County will perform Sunday, May 5 at 4 p.m. at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ellicott City.

Children’s Chorus of Carroll County to perform, May 5

Bach in Baltimore announced its Cherished Music of John Rutter Concert on Sunday, May 5 at 4 p.m. at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, located at 3604 Chatham Road in Ellicott City.

According to the news release, Bach in Baltimore is thrilled to join forces with the award-winning Children’s Chorus of Carroll County to perform treasured choral music from the world’s most popular living composer, John Rutter.

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Under the direction of Jenna Lebherz Daly and Rachel Morgan Im, Children’s Chorus of Carroll County’s Cantare Bel Canto choir is comprised of about 70 young choristers from 6th to 12th grade. The ensemble has been working on Rutter’s “Mass of the Children” since September 2018.

“This piece is very complex and creative and I am honored to be able to perform it,” Logan Saurborn, a chorus member since 2011, is quoted as saying in the release.

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Children’s Chorus of Carroll County is able to collaborate with Bach in Baltimore thanks to Bach in Baltimore’s Student Exchange Choir program, one of the largest music education programs in Maryland, which gives student choirs the experience of performing alongside an adult choir, full orchestra, and professional vocal soloists, “an experience that many young musicians do not receive before college,” Daly said.

Faith Lutheran’s Mission Festival set for May 18

Faith Lutheran Church, LCMS, Eldersburg is holding its Mission Festival on May 18 aiming to help attendees discover the amazing ways local mission organizations are serving our community and learn about ways in which you can help support their efforts.

Participants Include: Good News Jail & Prison Ministry: Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County, Marriage & Relationship Education Center, Tender Care Pregnancy Center, The Shepherd’s Staff, Westminster Rescue Mission and more. Shop hand-crafted items and other meaningful products and empower women all around the globe.This marketplace is in partnership with and in support of Mercy House Global www.mercyhouseglobal.org.

There will be a children’s carnival and food featuring games, prizes, and other fun and exciting activities as well as a concession stand hosted by Faith Lutheran’s youth group. For more information call 410-795-8082.

Pancake Breakfast at Deer Park UMC

A Pancake Breakfast will be held on Saturday, May 18, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Deer Park United Methodist Church, 2205 Sykesville Road, Westminster (the intersection with Deer Park Road), in conjunction with a community-wide yard sale (7 a.m. to 2 p.m.). All-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, applesauce, and choice of beverage. Adults $7, age 5-12 $3, age 4 and under eat free. Sponsored by Deer Park Lions Club and Deer Park UMC Men’s Group to support community service and ministry programs. For information, call the church office at 410-848-2313.

Faith Lutheran open Vacation Bible School registration

Faith Lutheran Church announces its Vacation Bible School, Miraculous Mission. The program will run Monday, June 24-28, 9 a.m. to 12 noon and is open to children age 3 through sixh grade. Kids will learn about God's plan of salvation from creation to the cross. There will be Bible stories, games, snacks, arts and crafts, music, more. Registration is currently open to children who will be completing kindergarten this year. To register, visit www.faithlutheraneldersburg.com.

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