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The People's Song

As we approach July, there will be an Adult Education offering utilizing favorite TED talks of our pastors.  On the musical side of things Eric Whitacre, a renowned choral composer, presented multiple TED talks about his Virtual Choir projects.  He explains more about that process in his video.  What caught my attention in the video are two of his statements about his early collegiate choral experience singing Mozart's Requiem.  "The most trans formative experience I have ever had in that single moment hearing dissonance and harmony...people singing together, this shared vision." 

"For the first time in my life I was part of something bigger than myself," he continues as transitions to talking about his life as a composer.

And so we too, are called to sing as part of a worldwide faith community, something grander than we can easily imagine.  I begin my summer vacation next week and take a break from being a worship leader and become solely a worshiper (though I get antsy when something gets bobbled!).  And as I worship, I always wonder if my home church or other worship communities in the world, are singing one of the hymns, psalms or spiritual songs that are part of that morning's worship.

Join your voice in the church's song, be in the pews or in a choir, and be part of something bigger than yourself.   Use this "virtual choir" imagery to imagine all of God's people, from all nations into community, singing our faith in worship as we experience this shared vision of God's love around us.

For your listening experience:
Mozart's Requiem, the Introit and Kyrie.

Eric Whitacre's TED Talk about his Virtual Choir

Posted by Tim Evers at 7:00 AM
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