The next WELS International Youth Rally will be held June 28-July 1, 2016, at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, and Koiné is excited to be providing the music. We had a blast at the 2014 Rally, in fact, one of the highlight our our year was hearing 1,600 voices echoing through the Thompson–Boling Arena, singing God's praises.
You can hear the sounds of music as you walk the halls of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Menasha, Wisconsin, but school is not in session, this is the middle of summer. August 5-7, Mt. Calvary has been hosting a Summer Music Camp where 3rd through 8th graders are learning piano and drums, making their own instruments, and recognizing elements of the liturgy. Perhaps the most unusual aspect of this camp is that professional musicians are leading it.
You know that beautifully angelic voice you hear on all of Koiné's recordings . . .
That is the voice of Tracy Fedke. Tracy has been singing with Koiné since 2006, when she and her newlywed husband, Micah, moved to Milwaukee to begin their lives together. Since that time, Tracy has been an integral part of Koiné's music ministry, adding a richness and depth to our sound through her amazing harmonies, and writing a number original songs and melodies along the way.
Tracy and her family are relocating to the beautiful state of Georgia in July, so we would like to send them off in style! Her final worship service with us before the move is at 5:30pm on June 28th for LIVEIT at St. Marcus Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, WI.
WE WANT YOU ALL TO BE THERE!!!
This move does not mean Tracy will no longer be a part of our ministry by any means, but of course she will not be able to join us for our regular events too often anymore. She is still planning on helping us write, create, and record beautiful music for a long time to come.
So join us for a night of worship, giving thanks and praise to the God who has guided us so far, and who will guide and bless the Fedkes in their new home as well . . .
If you want to say "thank you" to Tracy or you want to send your well-wishes to the Fedkes, you can send us a message on our facebook page, or send a card to:
2036 N 2nd St.
Milwaukee, WI 53212
There’s magic in hearing your kids sing. Most likely, they’re slightly off key, out of rhythm and they butcher the lyrics, but it’s still magic. I didn’t always appreciate children singing. In fact, when my wife, a teacher, invited me to hear her class sing in church, I couldn’t understand why she would extend an invitation to which I had no personal connection. I was foolish, and this is why.
I am now a father of 3 wonderful girls, all under the age of 5. While they are developing their own interests and personalities, I realize the most fascinating aspect of watching someone grow is seeing how their passions move them. What they choose to learn, repeat and perfect are the things that resonate with them, the things that they hold dear.
I play bass for a band called Koiné. We specialize in arranging traditional Christian hymns with modern instrumentation. So, instead of singing along...Read the full article at Holy Hen House