Music Matters, October 2018

October begins with Music Sunday, the 7th, a service titled “Music: Sanctuary for your Soul.” Music can hold us when we need a safe space, a gentle assurance, when we need to feel hope, to find optimism. We will explore how music helps us deal with life’s challenges with a brand new work for strings, piano and chorus by the young Norwegian-American composer Ola Gjeilo. And through spirituals and music that carries the aspiration of young and old.

The next Sunday is called “Reverse RE” and you will have choices of what to do. One of those will be “Drop-In Choir”, a chance to make music with the singers off the adult choir, either singing or drumming, or playing any instrument you like. We will focus on two songs “Down by the Riverside” and “Give Us Hope” to create a community of music making where all are welcome. And if you like the energy of this session, you will be welcomed to join in sharing the music with the congregation the next Sunday, when the children’s choir will join us.

Yours in harmony,