What are the choir singing?
We tried to do a virtual choir practice, singing Lean on me. We were all swaying with the music. Everyone was on mute so we couldn’t hear each other but we were all singing together:-) It wasn’t perfect but it was fun
Lean on me Bill Withers
Lean on me, when you’re not strong
And I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on
For it won’t be long, ‘Til I’m gonna need, Somebody to lean on.
Which piece of music speaks to you?
The song “Imagine” by John Lennon, was one of the suggestions for these times, which came from the May 24 Facebook Livestream . The lyrics encourage listeners to imagine a world at peace without the barriers of borders or the divisions of religion and nationality and to consider the possibility that the whole of humanity would live unattached to material possessions. Shortly before his death, Lennon said that much of the song’s lyric and content came from his wife Yoko Ono.
As the current health crisis continues to dominate our thoughts, and with many of us at home self-isolating, music remains a way we can continue to connect with each other, and can provide hope, solace, and joy during these difficult times. In the absence of live music in worship services, we’ve put together a special ‘Music for the Soul’ page that will continuously be updated with music and messaging that we hope brings you comfort and joy at home.
“Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind, and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole.” — Anonymous
Steven Webb: Piano Moods While Self-Isolating
Our music director, Steven Webb has shared some beautiful piano music while self-isolating from home. He had the following message: “I so miss playing piano for all of you on Sunday mornings that I put a short video together of some songs I thought would be appropriate during this crisis. I hope it brings you some peace and joy during these difficult times. I hope to see you all again very soon! Stay safe.”
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