8am on Sunday at St. Luke’s Chapel
7208 Main Street
Queenstown, MD 21658
10am on Sunday at Old Wye Church
14114 Old Wye Mills Road,
Wye Mills, MD 21679
Many beautiful pieces of music are planned for Palm Sunday and Easter at Wye Parish! On Palm Sunday the choir will perform at both the 8 am service at St. Luke’s Chapel in Queenstown and at the Old Wye Church in Wye Mills. The will sing the “Palm Sunday Processional” by Daniel Greig and Jon Paige, accompanied by bells, drum and finger cymbals.
Easter Sunday begins with a sunrise (6:30 am) service of prayer and meditation in the churchyard. Services of Holy Communion will be at 9 am at St. Luke’s Chapel in Queenstown and at 11 am at the Old Wye Church with choir will performing at both services. The Prelude for Easter will be “The Earle of Oxford’s March” by William Byrd and the Postlude will be “Nun Danket alle Gott” by Cruger, played by trombonists Jake Jacobs, Paul Kaiser and Kenneth Porter. The Introit will be “Miriam’s Song” by Alfred Newnam and Bonnie Forgacs will be the soloist. The choir anthem will be “Cantate Hodie!” by Mary Lynn Lighthouse, and the “Halleluhah” from “The Messiah” by George Frederic Handel will be sung by the choir with the congregation standing.
We publish a weekly e-newsletter that is titled Word to the Wyes Weekly (we’ve consciously decided to drop vestry vibrations). Its a very helpful way to keep informed of what’s happening at Wye. Word to the Wyes Weekly contains parish news and notes, a weekly parish calendar, projects, descriptions of special events and ministries. Please enjoy reading Word to the Wyes Weekly this week.
The Wye Conservatory of Music seeks to develop and sponsor the unique qualities and capabilities of young vocalists from the Eastern Shore. They receive voice lessons, participate in solo and group performances, gain choral experience and are active in community outreach. There are three programs offered: Choral Scholars, Wye Operetta Workshop, and the Wye Youth Chorale. There is also a Wye Concert Series featuring diversified musical concerts. Visit wyemusic.org for more information.
Director of Choral Scholars Program