Apalit, Pampanga — King David’s assembled 4,000 choristers has been the model followed by the continued singing in the choirs of the Members Church of God International (MCGI).
Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon launched the nonstop singing of praises to God last August 10, 2008, then reading as basis 1 Chronicles 9:33, where choristers sing songs of praises to God day and night.
Bro. Daniel, Assistant Overall Servant to MCGI, recalled that during King David’s time the congregations devoted time and effort to the work of singing worship songs to God and so the congregants today should do the same. God is pleased when His people offer songs, said Bro. Daniel, adding that God in return, protects and shields His Church from sorrows, troubles, and evil.
Bro. Bong Rueda, the head conductor of the MCGI Chorale, said that immediately after Bro Daniel gave the directive, the ADD Chorale assembled the next day for the 24-hour singing starting at the ADD Convention Center Chapel.
“Participants from different locales take turns in fulfilling this duty,” added Bro. Bong. Choirs can choose their lineup of songs, and Bro. Bong clarified that their group “was instructed to specifically sing praise or worship songs.” Choristers can also sing solo during their schedule.
In celebrating their 4th year of service, the Members, Church of God International Choral Group did a medley of praise songs on August 11, 2012 at the ADD Convention Center.
The choir groups in the Church take turns in filling the 24-hour schedule, while the National Choir performs majority of the part. The nonstop singing is being held at the MCGI Chapel at the Convention Center, the Philippine headquarters of MCGI.
Following Bro. Daniel’s instructions, with the supervision of the group’s adviser and coordinator, Sis. Ruth Soriano, the music ministry of MCGI called on their youth members and scheduled the first day of nonstop singing of worship songs.
Apart from the nonstop chorale singing, MCGI also has an hourly prayer round the clock via its Community Prayer online portal on MCGI.org. The hourly prayer program, where members and visitors can also listen to praise songs played over the Internet, started in early 2011.
The regular role of the Church’s Chorale members include the leading of the congregational singing for regular church services, opening songs and intermission numbers for events and other broadcasts.
(Written by: Apple Arco)