“Heaven’s joy on earth”

“Singing is one of the most essential elements of worship. To open the gates of trust in God, nothing can replace the beauty of human voices united in song. This beauty can give us a glimpse of “heaven’s joy on earth,” as Eastern Christians put it. And an inner life begins to blossom within us. These songs also sustain personal prayer. Through them, little by little, our being finds an inner unity in God.” (Taize, on Meditative Singing.) This passage I read on the Taize website encapsulates the ethos I believe defines our Family Choir. I have certainly found this “inner life” blossoming within me and it is an absolute joy to hear you all singing in beautiful harmonies (yesterday’s rehearsal was a prime example.) For this alone I will be eternally grateful. Thank you all. Keep up the good work. Helen X