by Carol Masters, Becketwood Member
On what might have been a gloomy rainy weekend, the energy of children and song burst into Becketwood with the very young to maturing voices of the Southview Seventh Day Adventist Children’s Choir. From Poco Voce (ages three to six) to King’s Kids (six to teens) and a teenage duo from the Youth Ensemble, the young singers brought their barely contained joy and vitality to the Wellington Room stage.
Their delight in singing, from the tiniest on up, was apparent as well as their willingness to share with each other and the audience (us). In a couple of pieces, individuals passed the microphone happily and we could tell that their directors (Lynette Nyabuto, Leah Slovick, and Dr. Cheryl Saunders) had encouraged them to sing out. With gusto and urgency, they sang a heartfelt message about serving God and one another. The more mature voices (as well as piano and violin) of the Ensemble duo balanced the excitement with lyrical offerings expressing a desire for service.
The younger children capped their sharing time with hand-made greeting cards circulated among their delighted audience.