You may have heard the exciting and thought-provoking sermons by Senior Co-Pastors, Steve and Debbie Chisolm of Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) either in the sanctuary at Sunday worship or on the radio on WRR (101.1 F.M.) on Sunday mornings. But did you know that the music at Central is equally as moving and inspiring?
The talented vocalists and musicians of the Chancel Choir, under the direction of David Aston produce a magnificent musical ministry.
Central particularly takes pleasure in featuring gifted young musicians.
On Sunday Natalie Homsher will perform “Thanks Be To God” from Handles Messiah.
Homsher is a senior this year at Dallas’ Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.
She has been singing all of her life and began private voice lessons in 2010. Her current voice teacher Marsha Anderson is a member of the soprano section of the Chancel Choir.
“Singing opera is my passion, but singing in the choir is a pretty close second,” Homsher said.
She loves to read and English literature and history are two of favorite academic subjects.
She has been a member of the Jr. Jazz Singing Ensemble at Booker T. High School and was Fandman in the school’s 2014 production of “Hansel and Gretel.”
Homsher has been selected to sing the role of First Lady in the schools’ production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.”
Apsaline Douglas will be playing classical piano on Sunday at Central. She is an eighth grader at Highland ParkMiddle School
Douglas’ parents said that their daughter began showing an interest in the piano when she was two years old. At age five she was enrolled at Dallas Music in SniderPlaza.
Unlike some children who have to be coaxed to practice the piano, Douglas looked forward to coming home from school each day and playing the piano.
At age nine she auditioned for and was accepted into the Southern Methodist University Piano Preparatory Department, which offers intensive training for pre-collegiate pianists. Her instructor is Kevin Gunter.
“My favorite music to play is the Romantic style, preferably Chopin and other post-Classical period composers,” Douglas said.
“Although piano is my life passion, I also love to write novels, learn about new things (preferably astrophysics), and run in track. My running team is like my second family! I love rainy days, baking, spending time with family, and listening to all types of music from the Top 10 Hits to Classical,” Douglas said.
Come to Central Sunday morning at 11 a.m. for Sunday worship and be delighted by both of these young ladies’ performances.
Located at 4711 Westside Dr. in Dallas, the church is home to Connecting Point of Park Cities (CPPC), an adult habilitation center for people with disabilities, a community garden that supplies fresh produce to some of Dallas’ poorest residents through North Dallas Shared Ministries and a dog park that is open to the community.
Following worship Thanksgiving dinner will be served in fellowship hall and all are welcome.