“We got all the members of our choir together and I told them I would consider going if we had about 40 singers volunteering to go,” Faith said. “Immediately over 40 people signed up and they were very excited. Our city is very patriotic, so they felt it was a way to honor and celebrate those who served our country and especially those during this time.
Their 30-minute performance will feature six songs that feature “The American Spirit,” which is the title of their program.
“(Our program) will have a narrator between each song that will talk about the people who gave so much and what came out of WWII, and how the American spirit was born out of that patriotism and [they] came together to overcome so many things that were opposed to us, ”Faith said.
The singers present are between 35 and 85 years old. The Christ UMC Sanctuary Choir performed at Carnegie Hall in New York in 2001, at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas in 2003, and at the Washington National Cathedral in 2007.
The group has also performed at nursing homes, churches, and veterans hospitals across Texas; and will perform at the annual Brazos Valley Symphony Holiday concert on December 12 at the United Methodist Church of Christ.
The group also hopes to speak to other congregations in Hawaii. Faith said several churches there have COVID-19 restrictions in place, but they will try to organize a worship service if possible. Choir members will also bring around 30 friends and family to watch them perform.