Saturday, August 31, 2019

Choral directors, sing the truth of community, sing the truth of peace.  Sing until the fog of fear clears from our congregations and audiences.  Sing until they recognize -- and cringe at the sound of -- propaganda.  Sing with faith and its twin, creativity.  Sing with humility and its twin, courage.  To do so is to sing the gospel.

-- Terry York

Saturday, August 24, 2019

All one's life is music, if one touches the notes rightly, and in time.

-- John Ruskin

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Music is the soul of life asking each of us to join its chorus.

-- Marva N. Collins

Saturday, August 10, 2019

The most direct means for attaching ourselves to God from this material world is through music and song.  Even if you can't sing well, sing.  Sing to yourself.  Sing in the privacy of your own home.  But sing.

-- Nachman of Bratslav

Saturday, August 3, 2019

A learner must be engaged in the creation of ideas for him or herself . . . Knowledge cannot be injected into the minds like so many cc.s of medicine.  It emerges from the personal process of connecting ideas to form new ones, of adding new information to already existing perceptions and changing it.  Music and the other arts do this automatically.

-- Alexander Bernstein