Dear New Song friends,
It is with great joy that I would like to introduce Dr. Jeremy Harting as our Praise Team Leader. Jeremy comes to us with many accomplishments, including degrees from Ithaca College and Yale University where he was awarded the George Lauder Greenway Fellowship and the Eliot Fisk Prize. In addition, he earned a Doctor of Music from Indiana University in Bloomington. Jeremy has performed throughout the U.S. and Canada and has also been featured with the Cornell University Wind Ensemble, Salvation Army Kroc Center Jazz Band, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and several other ensembles. Dr. Harting currently teaches guitar at Western High School in Las Vegas. He is married to Megan, who teaches Kindergarten, and they have a wonderful dog named Oliver.
Music engages our whole being in the act of worship, touching our hearts in a way words cannot. It connects us to believers in this world, to those who came before, and to those who follow. New Song’s chancel choir leads the congregation in traditional hymns at the 8 AM Sunday service, accompanied by piano and a small brass ensemble. It’s open to anyone who loves to sing. Warm-up is 30 minutes before worship.
The Praise Team leads worship at the 9:15 Sunday service with a blend of familiar and new praise music and the 10:30 service with contemporary songs. Vocalists sing individually with microphones.
O come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! (Psalm 95: 1-2)
Saturday evening’s more casual setting allows for a variety of music styles. A soloist typically leads the congregation with instrumental accompaniment, and this is the perfect opportunity for musicians and singers to share special music during the worship service.
If you like to sing or play every now and then or on a regular basis, contact the office firstname.lastname@example.org with your repertoire.