Saturday, September 18, 2021

 

In my own life, while I have continually striven for musical excellence in all I do, music for me is but a means of grace, to reach people's souls, both the performer and the listener.  Our art must be in service to others.

-- Anton Armstrong

Saturday, September 11, 2021

 

Making music together is not just about the music.  The real impact of choral singing in person is that we are doing this to delve into the souls of each singer.  That is so we feel connected to one another and to build community. . . . We seek to build bridges to bring people together into community.

-- Anton Armstrong

Saturday, September 4, 2021

 

Body, mind, spirit, voice.  It takes the whole person to sing and rejoice.

-- Helen Kemp

Saturday, August 28, 2021

 

And your body is the harp of your Soul, and it is yours to bring forth sweet music from it, or confused sounds.

 -- Kahlil Gibran

Saturday, August 21, 2021

 

If you look deep enough you will see music . . . The heart of nature being everywhere music.

-- Thomas Carlyle.

Saturday, August 14, 2021

 

Art and music are two of the most powerful healing forces in the Universe.

-- Roseanne Cash

Saturday, August 7, 2021

 

Don't only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the Divine.

-- Ludwig van Beethoven

Saturday, July 31, 2021

 

Music is what tells us that the human race is greater than we realize.

-- Napoleon Bonaparte

Saturday, July 24, 2021

 

Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.

-- Edward Bulwer Lytton

Saturday, July 17, 2021

 

Music is the moonlight in the gloomy night of life.

-- Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

Saturday, July 10, 2021

 

Music has healing power.  It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.

-- Elton John

Saturday, July 3, 2021

 

Music can change the world because it can change people.

-- Bono

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Saturday, June 19, 2021

 

Music brings a warm glow to my vision, thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering.

-- Haruki Murakami

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Saturday, June 5, 2021

 Music brings a healing element to worship.  It provides joy and allows us to process feelings of anger, fear and doubt so we can then move to a space of hope and faith.

-- Jim Rindelaub

Saturday, May 29, 2021

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

-- Maria von Trapp

Saturday, May 22, 2021

 Music gives color to the air of the moment.

-- Karl Lagerfeld

Saturday, May 15, 2021

 Music is what tells us that the human race is greater than we realize.

-- Napoleon Bonaparte

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Saturday, May 1, 2021

 

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, April 24, 2021

 

Without music, life would be a blank to me.

-- Jane Austen

Saturday, April 17, 2021

 Music is the tool to express life -- and all that makes a difference.

-- Herbie Hancock


Saturday, April 10, 2021

Some days there won't be a song in your heart.  Sing anyway.

-- Emory Austin 


Saturday, April 3, 2021

 Wake up, live your life and sing the melody of your soul.

-- Amit Ray


Saturday, March 27, 2021

 Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words.

-- Robert G. Ingersoll


Saturday, March 20, 2021

 Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.

-- Sergei Rachmaninoff


Saturday, March 13, 2021

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

-- Pablo Casals


Saturday, March 6, 2021

 To send light into the darkness of men's hearts -- such is the duty of the artist.

-- Robert Schumann


Saturday, February 27, 2021

 Music is the moonlight in the gloomy night of life.

-- Jean Paul Friedrich Richter


Saturday, February 20, 2021

 Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.

-- Maya Angelou


Saturday, February 13, 2021

 Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.

-- Lao Tzu

Saturday, February 6, 2021

 Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit and never dies.

-- Edward Bulwer-Lytton


Saturday, January 30, 2021

 

     I believe that in each life there is a spiritual line, an upward curve, and all that adheres to and strenghtens this line is our real life -- the rest is but as chaff falling from us as our souls progress.  Such a spiritual line is my Art.

-- Isadora Duncan

Saturday, January 23, 2021

 

     It would seem as if it were a very difficult thing to explain in words, but when I stood before my class of even the smallest and poorest children and said:  'Listen to the music with your soul.  Now, while listening, do you not feel an inner self awakening deep within you -- that it is by its strength that your head is lifted, that your arms are raised, that you are walking slowly toward the light?' they understood.  This awakening is the first step in the dance, as I conceive it.

-- Isadora Duncan

Saturday, January 16, 2021

 

     A woman is singing in the valley.  The shadows falling blot her out, but her song spreads over the fields. . . .  

Her song, as pure as water filled with light, cleanses the plain and rinses the mean air of day in which men hate.  From the throat of the woman who keeps on singing, day rises nobly evaporating toward the stars.

-- Gabriela Mistral (translation by Langston Hughes)

Saturday, January 9, 2021

 

Singing is breath that is larger than yourself, so it joins you with space, with community, with other realms and our deepest inside places.  You are joining your strand to everyone else's, weaving something with the whole, and this extends the community outward into a force bigger than itself.

-- Ann Lamott

Saturday, January 2, 2021

 

As the Source strikes the note,
Humanity sings --
The Holy Spirit is our harpist,
And all strings
Which are touched in Love
Must sound.

-- Mechtild of Magdeburg