Augsburg Fortress

Preaching to the Choir: The Care and Nurture of the Church Choir

Preaching to the Choir: The Care and Nurture of the Church Choir

With readable, knowing, and often witty writing, Wayne L. Wold provides helpful guidance for every choir director about the care and nurture of the church choir. His "Eleven Things Not to Say at Choir Rehearsal" alone makes this volume worth adding to your library.
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  • Publisher Augsburg Fortress
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780806646756
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 112
  • Publication Date May 30, 2003


"In Preaching to the Choir, Wayne Wold gives church musicians a welcome reminder of what we are really about and why we are about it. In what is partly a 'how-to-do-it' but essentially a 'why-to-do-it' book, Wold discusses planning for worship, choosing music, leading rehearsals, teaching, and caring for the spiritual life of both choir members and directors in an easily accessible, often humorous, and ultimately profound way. His 'Eleven Things Not to Say at Choir Rehearsal' is worth the price of the book."
—Carl Schalk, Distinguished Professor of Music Emeritus, Concordia University, River Forest, IL

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Basis for Caring

Planning Ahead Is Pastoral Care
Choosing Music Is Pastoral Care
Good Rehearsals Are Pastoral Care
Teaching Is Pastoral Care
Caring for the Soul
Interaction Away from the Music
Pastoral Care at the Stree Points
Nurturing Your Self Is Pastoral Care

Afterword: Vocation
Appendix: Selected Resources for the Church Musician