Hosanna! Music Ministry continues public outreach with Christmas carolling
HOSANNA! Music Ministry (H!MM) continued its public outreaches this year by carolling in busy shopping centres and country clubs.
“Christmas presents a unique opportunity for our ministry to continue in its mission to spread the love and message of God,” noted H!MM executive director Andrew Tan.
From Dec 1-23, H!MM sang carols at five different locations, including the Village Market @ Orchard, Ngee Ann City, Fort Canning Country Club and Northpoint in Yishun,.
The group’s repertoire included songs that welcomed the audience, such as O Come All Ye Faithful, Go Tell It On The Mountain and Do You Hear What I Hear?”
A second series of songs told the Christmas story with readings of the Nativity verses from Luke’s Gospel. Songs included One Small Child, Sweet Mary, Away In A Manger and Silent Night.
In the final segment, the carollers challenged the audience with messages of peace and love through the songs Let There Be Peace, Feliz Navidad and I Wish You Jesus. “Each of the carolling outreaches was a heart-warming experience for us, especially seeing folks stop by to listen and even sing along the more familiar carols with us! The overall response was good: our audience and the organisations which engaged us have been appreciative,” Mr Tan added.
Carolling is likely to remain a mainstay project for the music ministry, he said.
To this end, H!MM is always on the lookout for new and committed members who can help out as art designers, web editors, journalists and business development personnel.
- Submitted by H!MM