I had written several weeks ago about this being the earliest Easter any of us were ever going to see. With temperatures dropping into the 30’s at night and flowers just now opening, it does seem like Easter is too soon. Regardless, we decided that early must be the theme, so we went to the early service at Fourth Presbyterian.
Easter Sunday two years ago was my last Sunday as choir director at Fourth. While not exactly two years ago, it still amazes me that it’s been that long. Last Easter we were pagans – driving back from Florida on Easter Sunday instead of attending church.
Hank Hinnant had been doing some wonderful things with the choir throughout Lent. However, since usually attend the early service, this was the first time we had heard the full group in quite awhile. Both the early and late service choirs combined for the special music this morning, and were joined by several musicians. The music was quite good, and this year’s rendition of the Hallelujah Chorus was the best I’ve ever heard them do it. The new organist, David Cole, is phenomenal, and ended the service with the rousing Widor Toccata.