Thank you all for a wonderful March! Thank you to all the choirs and everyone who participated in the Easter Service. It was so much fun. You are all the life force of the music program here at First Parish. The Tenebrae service on the 24th was so beautiful. I also want to thank everyone who attended and participated in the concert on March 12th. The Tervos especially deserve a huge thanks for so generously sharing theiramazing talents with us. The concert series is very successful, and I can't wait for the next concert which will be on May 21st.

 "One-Hour Choir" will be Sunday April 10th. Anyone can just show up at 8:45 that morning and sing with Senior Choir. We will rehearse for about 45 minutes. There is no obligation, it's just a one time thing. (Although, if you love to sing and are lots of fun, you might just get recruited). All voices are welcome, and I have some great music planned,

 Another date to be aware of is April 24, "Music Appreciation Sunday". All choirs will be showing off their talents and the music is going to be engaging and upbeat. It's a great way to express our gratitude to each other for sharing our music.

 I would be remiss if I didn't mention how happy I am that Ellen is back from sabbatical. Thanks to the amazing staff and lay leaders (and amazing congregation in general) the sabbatical months went very well. I am impressed with how smoothly everything went, and it is a testimony to Ellen's wonderful leadership that we have all been able to work so well together even when she was away. But, like all of you, I am absolutelythrilled to have Ellen back home at First Parish. We love you Ellen!

 Your music director,