Choir Leader: Mr. Abraham Mathew
“And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me, And I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.” Psalm 27:6
Another year has passed in the history of St. Peter’s Mar Thoma Church Choir, and we thank the Almighty Lord for enabling us to worship Him through music. We consider it a special call to serve in the Choir, and acknowledge the joy and spiritual blessings that we received in serving our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Our Church choir was very active during the report year, and is registered to the Department of Sacred Music and communications, Tiruvalla. Both the Malayalam and English choirs led the congregation by singing melodious songs during the worship services. The choirs also assisted during passion week services, parish convention, wedding, funeral services and Christmas carol service. Our choir members participated in ecumenical activities such as Bergan County Malayalee Christian Fellowship Christmas Celebrations, Ecumenical Christian Fellowship of New Jersey Christmas Celebrations etc. Choir Sunday was celebrated on May 24th, 2015. Choir members assisted during the Holy Communion service, and Dr. C.G. Abraham delivered the message.
We extend our sincere thanks to all choir members for their participation, especially to the Carol Service choir for their commitment and dedication. Special thanks to Ms. Jeena Mathew, Ms. Effie Mathew, Mr. Kevin Mathew, Ms. Neetha Mathew, Ms. Siya Mathew, Mr. Neil Jacob, Mr. Stephen John and Mr. Shawn Abraham for providing instrumental music to the choirs throughout the year, and Mr. Renji Kochummen, Mr. Jiji Abraham, Mr. Lijin Joy and Mr. Thomas Thuthikadathil for the technical support.
Mr. Abraham Mathew, Mr. Stephen John, and Mr. Neil Jacob served as choir leaders and Dr. Lizy Mathew served as choir secretary during the report year.