The 12 songs, each from its respective choir division, were presented at the IMS Chorale Festival, dedicated not for presidents and kings but for the God of Israel.
IMS is an annual one-stop-shop whole day affair for everything musical in the Members Church of God International (MCGI).
“We talk first of the diaphragm; that is the (breath) support.
And you never raise your shoulders when you breathe; it’s always here about the waistline.” Another special portion of this year’s IMS were the graduation rites of trainees from the ADD Chamber Orchestra and the National Choir.
Melendrez, who was baptized in the Church of God just last year, taught in the university for three decades.
Upon sitting down in front of her piano onstage, she went right down to imparting some of her time-tested musical wisdom.
The 10 graduates from the ADD Chamber Orchestra consisted of 4 violin players, 3 violas, 2 cellos, and 1 clarinet.