Music in March
As you are aware, there are many different styles of music in the world, and consequently, in the area of church music. February allowed for the use of African-American spirituals to enhance our worship; thanks for your enthusiastic response! And thanks to all the men who came out to sing in the Men’s Choir on Feb. 22!
March will see a variety of styles: a traditional setting on March 1 (“Take Up Your Cross”), a classical arrangement by Haydn on March 8 (“The Heavens Are Telling,” based on Psalm 19), a contemporary Christian piece on March 15 (“10,000 Reasons”), a chorus sung by the youth on March 22 (“Lord, I Lift Your Name on High”) as well as a setting of Psalm 51:1-2 sung by the youth and children in an antiphonal style (“Create in Me a Clean Heart”), and then a liturgically-based movement from a modern setting of the Mass on March 29--Palm Sunday (“Sanctus and Benedictus” which includes our “hosannas” for the day). Many different styles of music, one Lord whom we worship through them! Soli Deo Gloria! (“To God alone be praise!”)