From our family to yours – J.W. Pepper wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
It’s that time of year! Whether you started planning two years ago or you will wait until the first week of rehearsals (don’t worry, this is a no judgment zone), planning a choir season can be difficult. There are so many balls to juggle, so many plates in the air.
Night of Miracles… Joy Comes in the Morning… Friends… It’s Cool in the Furnace… Celebrate Life… and the list could go on. Hopefully, you’re acquainted with or have experienced first-hand some or all of these now-classic musicals written by giants of church music. In my personal experience, the musical, or cantata, played a major role in my development as a church musician, writer, and then publisher.
To give you a leg up this year, we have compiled a list of ten great accessories that you may not even know we have. Take a look and check some items off your gift list!
When you hear the name John Rutter, your mind automatically jumps to the thought of Christmas music. What makes Rutter’s name so synonymous with Christmas? We had a chance to sit down with John and talk about why he and Christmas go hand in hand.
Mele Kalikimaka, ladies and gentlemen! It’s getting colder outside and that means it’s time to start thinking about Christmas. A lot of things go along with Christmas: lights, snow, trees, Jesus. And now, Christmas means ukulele songs. Of course, the ukulele has a place the whole year round, but the cheery little instrument just seems perfectly matched for the holidays.
Holiday traditions, while unique in their own right, are what bind us together as a culture. During the month of December during the hustle and bustle of shopping, eating and entertaining, we all seem to have one main goal: to celebrate in the company of those we love. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or a combination thereof, all tend to celebrate at some point during December.
When you work for a cutting-edge company like J.W. Pepper, you sometimes have to find new ways to reinvent the wheel. We found ourselves thinking of this as we were planning a sacred event called Christmas in July. We invited three of the best composers in the country: Joe Martin, Randy Vader and Pepper Choplin.
What have J.W. Pepper employees been doing when not talking to our customers, ordering stock and filling orders? Rehearsing and performing holiday music, of course! Here’s a sampling of what some of us are up to this season.
One of the highlights of the holiday season is enjoying one of the many music programs that add so much to the season. While attending one such holiday concert, I experienced an added touch that really enhanced the evening’s performance.