Sounds that Inspire: Flint’s Festival of Choirs returns this Sunday

Sounds that Inspire:  Flint’s Festival of Choirs returns this Sunday
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The precision and artistry of the handbell ringers performance frequently make the ensemble a crowd favorite. Photo courtesy of Churches of Gods. 

Nothing quite compares to the sound of voices raised in unison, to a tune of celebration. Powerful songs and their singers can provide the inspiration needed to push through challenging times or brighten moods and leave us happily humming words that were performed the rest of the day.

Adding the rhythmic sounds of instruments can lifts vocals to soaring and festive heights, perhaps fitting for an event known as the “Festival of Choirs.” At 4 p.m.Sunday, May 6, First Presbyterian Church of Flint, 746 Saginaw St., will host the free event. An orchestra, organ, percussion and handbells will provide live music.

With fewer and fewer churches housing organs, the festival represents a unique experience to expose children to classic sounds of this powerful instrument.

Amazing sights and sounds are a part of the experience of the First Presbyterian Church of Flint’s annual Festival of Choirs event. Photo courtesy of FPCF

For more seasoned church goers, the performance will provide an opportunity to enjoy the classics they grew up on.

Precision and artistry will be the focus of the handbell ensemble, which historically is a crowd favorite.

Sounds of inspiration come in many forms. Music can be a great messenger.

Visit flintfamilyfun.com for more information.

Lead photo: Jugendcor Schwerin German Youth Choir. Photo courtesy of FPCF 

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