Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Joy of Music

Tonight we had a full rehearsal for our choir's Christmas cantata, including all the instrumentalists. And we sang it all the way through for the first time. What a joy! I kept finding myself smiling like a fool. LOL

We're doing Agnus Dei: Lamb of God, Born to Us, with music by Michael W. Smith and others. It's so amazing! We did the same program 5 or 6 years ago, so it's not as much work since we remember most of it. We can just enjoy the beauty of the songs, the amazing lyrics, too.

We'll be having another dress rehearsal on Saturday morning. Then we'll do a performance Saturday night for the community. We'll also do the cantata at both services on Sunday morning. It makes for a long weekend every year! My voice is usually just about gone by the time we do it the third time. But I wouldn't give it up for anything!

Does music bring you as much joy as it brings me? If not, what makes you smile like a fool? :)



  1. MUSIC is HUGE for me. I actually blog about it every Monday it's that important to me. It inspires me, encourages me, calms me...etc.

    I'm sooooo hooked on Citizen Soldier right now...and then the normal Adie Camp and Brandon Heath.

    Thanks for this post. Merry Christmas.

  2. Lynn, I just went and checked some of your Monday posts. Excellent songs!

    Music is probably the best part of a worship service for me. It moves me like nothing else! (but please don't tell my hubby, because he's the preacher.) LOL

    Missy :)

  3. Years ago when I was in high school, we spent a lot of time and practice to perfect Handel's Messiah. We competed on a state level with it and it gave me goose-bumps then and it still does. If any of you are altos, you'll know that we don't carry the melody, but what joy to be part of something like that! Great memories.
    This year our children's drama group at church is ending their play with"Happy Birthday Jesus" and it's nearly as much fun to sing along with them; the mix of adult and children's voices is so sweet.

  4. Oh, Debra, I LOVE doing Messiah!! I don't think I've ever been in a choir that performed the whole Christmas portion or Easter portion (much less the whole thing). But we've done selected pieces. Like you said: chill bump city! :)

    The very last chorus, with all the amens... oh my. It makes me cry.

    Once many years ago I went to a sing-along of Messiah with Robert Shaw and the Atlanta Symphony Chorus. I cried through that, too! Yes, music does that to me. :)


  5. Missy,
    I love music. And this year the Christmas music is sounding so very special. I'm loving it.
    Have fun.....