This week in worship you will see and hear some of the Choristers using body percussion and singing Sing Alleluia! by Sue Ellen Page. Despite the snow last Sunday, we all managed to meet in the courtyard and record this anthem together. Sue Ellen Page was a prolific American composer of children’s anthems. The anthem offered in worship today was first written in 1968 for the Chorister’s Guild when Ms. Page was only 18. The Choristers Guild is an organization that, since the 1950s, supports church musicians to promote musical and spiritual growth of people of all ages through publications and educational opportunities. In 1986 the Choristers Guild publications committee asked Ms. Page to look again at her composition because they were interested in re-printing it. She changed the accompaniment to organ instead of guitar and updated the text while keeping the original form and fun rhythmic refrain.