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Half the Old Testament is the word Remember. No, that’s not true. It’s 48%. I just rounded up. As Israel forgot, so do we. Today’s insert is a simple reminder of some of the standards we work to maintain as we sing for the Lord. My prayer is that you […]

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April 16th, 2013

Choir Note-Sunday, April 14, 2013

The world is excellent at everything. They’re passionate about doing well.

Disneyland is fanatical about the details. It is incredibly successful.

Apple, for whatever you think about it as a company, is a radically detail-oriented and passionate company. It is incredibly successful.

Most modern artists are detailed people. They’re ridiculously detail-oriented.

Today’s classical music world is a passionate world. Any secular music, for that matter, is passionate, but I’ve been around the choral world for the last couple years now and have come to realize that it is very passionate. Many people that I sing with in the Master Chorale are music teachers by vocation and have degrees and all kinds of background in music.

But it’s music about… nothing. It’s heartless music. It’s passionate, yes. But it has no reason behind it. There’s no real reason to be singing it. There’s no communication of a message. We have sung Bible truths at Christmas time and it stops at the music. We have sung moving, emotional songs about Elijah and Ruth, but we only communicate the wind and the turmoil without the message. Secular music is passionate about communicating the emotion of music without the reason for the emotion.

Christian music is about communicating both the emotion and the reason for the emotion. Christian music is ALL about communicating a message, and doing it excellently. If the world is so excellent about… nothing… how much more should we as Bible truth communicators do our absolute best for God.

–Bro. Ryan

PATRIOTIC MUSIC SPLIT PRACTICES – Usually we do two or three bigger choir specials throughout the year. This year, we will be working on a patriotic special for our July 4 weekend services. We will begin split practices Sunday, April 21. This will give us about 11 weeks to learn several new songs.

TVMC CONCERT – If you have never been to a Temecula Valley Master Chorale concert, I have 4 free tickets if you are interested in attending this Saturday evening, 7:00 pm April 20 at Murrieta Mesa High School off the Cal Oaks exit. I would encourage any of you to come see a secular choir concert. Not only is it entertaining, but it gives you a glimpse of the high standards that unsaved people place on music, and it is serves as a challenge to us as we practice music worth singing in church choir! After the 4 freebies are gone, tickets are $15 each.

CHOIR SINGING – April 21 evening service. Please dress accordingly (men in coats and ladies in dresses).

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