Can you think of our lives without music? Music is everywhere around us. When we celebrate our birthdays and when we send off our beloved ones at their funerals, there is music. We need music when we are happy, and music will comfort us when we are sad.
I read an article about a cellist, Vedran Smailović, who played his cello in unusual places during the siege of Sarajevo. He played mostly Albinoni’s Adagio in G Minor in ruined buildings. In his honor, composer David Wilde wrote a solo piece for cello, The Cellist of Sarajevo, which was recorded by Yo Yo Ma. Other memorable musicians we know are those who played to calm the passengers of the Titanic as long as they could and all went down with the sinking ship. Music is the gift God has given us for every aspect of our lives.
The program of the coming Spring Concert on Sunday, April 28, 3:00 p.m. will be in three different themes: Lent and Easter, War and Peace, and the beauty of music when we answer God’s blessings in singing Alleluia. Some of the titles in the program are Billing’s An Anthem for Easter, Handel’s Coronation Anthem No. 4, Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened, Bestor’s Prayer of the Children, and Morricone’s Gabriel’s Oboe from the movie The Mission.
Our Sanctuary Choir members and Celebration Ringers with the guest instrumentalists are looking forward to the moment to share these meaningful music selections with all of you.