All are welcome to sing in our virtual choir!
It’s all the music that we would normally be doing in church, but singing from the comfort and safety of your home. Singers submit their videos and then they are all spliced together to sound like we’re singing together!
You will need headphones, a smart phone to record the video and another device (not the phone) to play the music. We provide tracks to sing along with, so reading music isn’t necessary.
Here's a video to show you how to record at home, and we are always available to help.
We are in the process of working out a way to go to the church and record. There will be a laptop to play the music from and all you need to bring is your phone and headphones.
The Desert Spring Church virtual choir is proud to announce that we will be singing Handel's "Messiah" at Carnegie Hall with a full symphony orchestra!
Here is a tentative itinerary. All dates are in 2021:
Thursday, November 25th - Arrive in NYC
Friday, November 26th - 1/2 day rehearsal (afternoon)
Saturday, November 27th - 1/2 day rehearsal
Sunday, November 28th - sound check in morning, afternoon concert at Carnegie Hall, Post concert VIP reception.
There are 2 options that you can pick from - Performer or VIP Patron.
Performing Arts Partner (Performer) - $860.00/per person
The $860 covers the venue and everything that comes with it (stage crew, labor, ushers, house management, etc.) General rehearsal and sound check at Carnegie Hall. Rehearsals. Each performer will receive a security badge allowing him/her backstage admittance to Carnegie Hall and all rehearsals, the concert AND an invitation to the post concert Artist and VIP Patron Gala Reception.
VIP Patron - $430/per person
The $430 gets you a ticket to the performance at Carnegie Hall in the best seats at the time of registration (the earlier we register, the better the seats!) Patron's also get a security badge to get into all rehearsals and backstage at Carnegie Hall. Patron's also get invited to the post concert Artist and VIP Patron Gala Reception.
There will be $200 due at the time of registration. This date is still TBD, once we get the number of people interested then we can set the registration date. Our goal is to do this by the end of January! The earlier we register, the better! The $200 is not refundable, but it is transferable. If you decide that you cannot go, then we can transfer your spot to someone else (and they can pay you back).
Here is the tentative payment plan:
$200/per person - Due at time of registration
$200/per person - Due 150 days prior to concert (before June 28th)
$460/per person - Due 60 days prior to concert (before September 28th)
$200/per person - Due at time of registration
$230/per person - Due 60 days prior to concert (Before September 28th)
Once you make the final payment (60 days prior to concert) then everything is locked in. At this point no name changes can be made. DCINY has a NO REFUND policy, they will work with us on name changes though! So if you pay the first 2 payments and then decide that you cannot go, we can use that money for someone else to take your spot (if we can find someone else!) We cannot get your money back if you cannot go.
Flights and Hotel accommodations will be your responsibility. You must arrive before the first rehearsal and you must submit all travel plans to DCINY at the time of the final payment (60 days prior to concert). DCINY does have a suggested travel agency that you can utilize. Artist Travel Consultants (ATC) can be contacted at 212-707-8170 or by visiting www.ArtistTravels.com
DCINY strongly suggests that everyone get trip insurance. It can help protect and reimburse you in the event of unforeseen circumstances. DCINY recommends Allianz (http://artisttravels.com/travel-insurance/)
Please let us know of your interest in attending by SUNDAY, JANUARY 17th.The earlier we register, the better! We will be able to add singers but spots can fill up fast! The earlier the better!!!!
Chancel Choir continues to grow and learn to share God's Word through music for both the 8:00am and 9:30am worship services.
Desert Spring has been blessed with a deep well of talent - some of it undiscovered in our congregation. We welcome new singers. All vocal parts and skill levels are welcome!
We present a variety of types of music, incorporating soloists, small groups and instrumentation as much as possible. In addition, every effort is made to coordinate the music with Pastor’s sermon topic.
The Praise Band helps us worship by playing a variety of contemporary Christian music.
Vocalists are supported by electric and acoustic instruments and percussion.
Praise Band rehearsal is held at 6:30pm on Thursday evening.
The Handbell musicians enrich our traditional worship services regularly. We are always looking for new ringers, and we add new octaves to our range regularly.
We rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm - 7:30pm in the Sanctuary.
You are always welcome.
Mellowtones are Desert Spring's own big band. Mellowtones perform at special events at the church and across the valley.
Mellowtones also provide music in the traditional services, either en masse or as smaller sections to augment anthems and hymns.
One of our favorite Sundays of the year is Big Band Sunday when the full band joins us for our traditional worship services.
Mellowtones rehearse at 7:00pm Thursday evenings.
Desert Spring hosts orchestra musicians who support choral music for special events and special worship services, such as Easter and Christmas Eve.