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Sun, Jun 18

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Santa Rosa

Reception for Choir Director David Irvine's Retirement

Join us to wish David well on his retirement!

Time & Location

Jun 18, 2023, 10:00 AM

Santa Rosa, 1550 Pacific Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, USA

Zoom Info

David Irvine has announced his retirement as our Director of Choral Music effective June 13, 2023. David arrived in January 2020 to work with our Chancel Choir and Handbells, but the Covid pandemic derailed our in-person gatherings. David devoted his time to worship planning, online music recordings, and tech support.

Working with Session, David proposed the idea of commissioning an original piece of music with funds from the Tom Oleari bequest. Allan Petker’s composition of Dona Nobis Pacem was rehearsed over a nine-month period with the premier

concert presented on April 30 to a full sanctuary of resounding applause.

David led our Chancel Choir and Handbells with great skill and enthusiasm. During David’s tenure we also secured organist Doug Wiggers.

We want to honor David’s contributions by inviting you to bring a card for David as an expression

of appreciation and gratitude for his work among us.

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