Saturday, April 4, 2020

Of all the music that reached farthest into Heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.

-- Henry Ward Beecher

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Music is a therapy; it is good for those who write it, those who study it, those who direct it, those who perform it, and finally those who listen to it.  If everyone sang in a choir or played in an orchestra, perhaps the world would be a more enjoyable and harmonious place to live in.

-- Ivo Antognini

Saturday, March 21, 2020

I am conviced that by listening to music we can reach a level of feeling where the spirit rises as in no other circumstance.

-- Ivo Antognini

Saturday, March 14, 2020

We must be able to show that MUSIC, the divine art, is more than the mere search of formal perfection and interpretative beauty, music should serve to extol the values of solidarity, peace, and understanding.  We cannot work isolated, we have to make all possible efforts to have our voices heard and to let music work its own paths of communication.

-- opening statement of World Choral Day, 1990

Saturday, March 7, 2020

It is time to show, with more power and strength, that our choral family contributes, through music, to break down the artificial barriers product of politics, different ideologies, religious differences, and racial hatred that separate human beings.

-- opening statement from World Choral Day, 1990

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart . . .

-- Pablo Casals

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Music can change the world because it can change people.

-- Bono

Saturday, February 15, 2020

If it weren't for music, I would think that love is mortal.

-- Mark Helprin

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.

-- Johann Sebastian Bach

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.

-- Maria von Trapp

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Beethoven tells you what it's like to be Beethoven and Mozart tells you what it's like to be human.  Bach tells you what it's like to be the universe.

-- Douglas Adams

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Music is the great uniter.  An incredible force.  Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.

-- Sarah Dessen

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Music . . . will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.

-- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Saturday, January 4, 2020

The way that the world is going, we're going to need more musicians.  Music and the arts are the most healing things in the world.

-- Dan DeLuca