Saturday, June 29, 2019

It is because of the way music feeds into our emotional lives and because of the sense of social well-being we get from sharing emotional states with others that music so frequently accompanies movements that build, and depend upon, solidarity.  This is a contingent association, to be sure, but the absence of logical necessity does not diminish the powerful role music plays in our efforts to build a better world.

-- Tracey Nicholls

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Music gives me the feeling of love!  Romance!  I figure right now the world needs to come into music, singing:  'You've got beautiful music here' . . . I feel the band of love, of dreams.

-- Henry, an Alzheimer's patient

Saturday, June 15, 2019

The Choir is built around the idea that art and creativity are for everybody and that it can be a force for positive changes.  We sing together to confront the forces that can tear at the heart and soul of the community.

-- Karen Mihalyi

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Music alone can't change the world, BUT -- music changes people and people change the world.  It's this coordination between music and human interaction that can be powerful and profound.

-- Erin Guinup

Saturday, June 1, 2019

A flower is a smile of God,
A distant echo of heaven,
A single, fleeting note
Of God's own music,
A perfectly-formed note
In his all-making harmony,
A voice full of mystery, dear Saviour,
That sings of your great power:
   Infinitely melodious,
   Sweetly harmonious
Silence of flowers,
Telling God in his grandeur.

-- St. Therese of Lisieux (trans. Felicity Leng)