Everlasting Choir Celebration – Arlington

March 24 - 25, 2014

Texas Baptist Adult Choir(Senior Adults) Celebrations are held annually in various locations around the state. Adult Choirs have an opportunity to meet with other choirs and work on festival music in a large choir setting with Dr. Tim Studstill, Director of the Music and Worship Team of The Baptist General Convention of Texas. A Parade of Choirs is scheduled to allow the choirs to sing for each other, if desired. There is no adjudication. The celebration concludes with a worship time led by the clinician and features festival music.


$10/per person


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First Baptist Church (MAP)
301 S Center St.
Arlington, TX 76010


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Required Festival Music:

Yes, My Jesus Loves Me
Arr. Mary McDonald
Publisher: Lorenz
10/4175L SAB

The Golden Harp
Arr. Stan Pethel
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
00102425 SATB

He’s Got the Whole World with This is My Father’s World
Arr. Joel Raney
Publisher: Hope Publishing
C 5848 SAB

I Will Arise and Go to Jesus
Arr. Stan Pethel
Publisher: Glory Sound
A8826 SATB

It is each choir’s responsibility to order their own music, rehearse it and bring it with them to the Celebration. We will not have extra copies and due to copyright laws will not be able to make copies on site.

Music may be purchased through your local supplier, or LifeWay Music Service offers a 30% discount if you order from them. To order from LifeWay, call Music Service at 800-368-7421 and ask for the Everlasting Choir Celebration Music.

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11:30 a.m. Registration
12:30 Welcome/Introductions
12:45 Combined Rehearsal
1:45 Parade of Choirs (5 choirs)
2:30 Combined Rehearsal
3:15 Parade of Choirs (5 choirs)
3:30 Combined Rehearsal
4:00 Dinner Break
4:30 Evening Feature Sound Check (30 minutes)
6:30 Combined Rehearsal
7:00 Parade of Choirs (3 choirs)
7:30 Evening Feature - The Burchfield Brothers
8:30 Dismiss

8:00 a.m. Devotional
8:15 Combined Rehearsal
9:15 Parade of Choirs (6 choirs)
10:00 Refreshment Break
10:45 Parade of Choirs (4 choirs)
11:15 Combined Rehearsal
12:00 Worship
12:30 Dismiss


CLINICIAN: Dr. Tim Studstill Dr. Tim Studstill Dr. Studstill has served churches as minister of music in both bi-vocational and full-time capacities in Alaska, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Texas as Minister of Music since 1978. He received degrees in music education and music ministry at Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Studstill recently retired as Director of the Baptist General Convention Music and Worship Team after serving the convention for 17 years.

EVENING FEATURE: The Burchfield Brothers Jon and Ben Burchfield make music that inspires the soul. Classical guitar, midi-marimba, Irish whistles and recorders make these two artists sound like an entire ensemble! The stylistic diversity of Appalachian, Classical, Jazz, Renaissance, Praise, Worship and Gospel has attributed to the stunning arrangements that has put this Dove nominated duo in demand.

Their concerts are a combination of music, storytelling and comedy as each plays off the other in a way that's entertaining and captivating. An evening with The Burchfields (two brothers who play nice together) can be described as Reaching the Ages. Prime timers love the music they recognize while young people are inspired by the arrangements and intrigued with the instrumentation.

"Their excellence honors God and inspires people."

Angela Irby EverlastingMASTER OF CEREMONIES: Angela Irby Angela Irby is the Worship Associate at The Heights Baptist Church. She coordinates the Children's Choir program, directs the Sr. Adult Choir ministry, and assists in other worship ministries. Angela is a graduate of Lee University in Cleveland, TN, and received her Masters of Music degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Angela is married to Alan (A.J.) Irby, and has 3 wonderful daughters…Elizabeth (11), Alison (9), and Kimberly (7).


LaQuinta Arlington North (Next to Six Flags)
825 N Watson Road
Arlington, TX 76011

Phone: 817-640-4142

Rates: Hot Breakfast is included
Double - $89 + tax
King - $79 + tax
King Deluxe - $89
Extended Suites: $99
King Suite - $99


To make reservations: Call 817 - 640-4142 and ask for 2014 Everlasting Choir Celebration Room Block.
It is each churches responsibility to make and pay for their own reservations.
This block will fill quickly.

Other hotels in the area are Crowne Plaza, Comfort Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Sheraton and Baymont Inn. We have no rooms blocked in these hotels.


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Karen Witcher

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Parade of Choirs
Each choir has the option of participating in the Parade of Choirs. Those choosing to participate may present 2 selections with the combined time limit of 7 minutes. Please fill out the Parade of Choirs information on the Registration Form if your choir wishes to participate in this part of the Adult Choir Celebration.

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