A return to a spiritual/musical home in my life!
Recently, I had the great privilege of attending the morning service on Sunday at The First Church of Christ, Scientist – also known as The Mother Church (TMC). It’s the worldwide headquarters of the Christian Science church where I served as the Soloist for 7 years.
It’s been 4 years since I took my last turn as Soloist at TMC, and it was a joy to return and be a part of the congregation.
While there, I felt the past, present and future all combined in one. The past: feeling the foundation of this church!, wonderful memories, being back in this grand place, and seeing friends and colleagues. The present: experiencing the perpetually holy and healing service in full bloom as a congregation member. The future: Sitting with a congregation of new faces which included new Readers about to begin their tenure! (more…)
May 24, 2016 at 1:04 pm
This is an article by Peter Link from his blog Sparks From The Fire. “No Emotion” is a response to one singer’s feelings about how music should (or should not) be performed in a church worship service. Peter’s answer, written from the point of view of a lyricist/composer of inspirational songs, is an illuminating and even instructive jumping off point for further discussion…
There is so much to explore on this subject! At least that is true for me as I continue the journey of performing inspirational music in the church worship service. I hope this article will spark ideas for you and your services.
A woman called several weeks ago to thank me for a sacred song I’d written that she sang as a solo in church. We had a most friendly talk and near the end of the conversation she said proudly, “I just want to assure you that I sing your songs with absolutely no emotion.” (more…)
August 22, 2009 at 9:44 am