Is there anything more Christmas like than Christmas music? And when it comes to Christmas music Salvation Army bands are well known to be on the street corner and mall. Though getting into a mall in Canada is close to impossible these days! Note the bias in my comment – yup, I think it’s a shame. Anyway….
Here’s a video that IHQ put out in 2014 that takes you around the world in one carol.
The CSS were in Hamilton this weekend. They are still in early days and their musical development is ongoing….just added bass and percussion to the team for example. They are also expanding their repertoire. It is amazing to me how many pieces they have memorized, and remember that they must learn both words and musical parts.
As well as listening to the CSS it struck me this past weekend, and has on other occasions, that people love to sing along! The song – He’s got the whole world in His hands – really got people singing! And the intent of this group was to get people to sing! Listen and tap your toes….and do you feel like singing along? I think you will.
I’m calling them kids but many of them are young adults as they combine their talents to play a kind of music you won’t often hear on the radio’s top hits. These songs are reflective of our Chrisitan faith and whether they are fun like the two samples below or very meditative they are good examples of music at it’s best which causes the hearer to stop and reflect – to be engaged.
Last night was the Wednesday evening program at the Territorial Music School. The Youth department and Music and Gospel Arts department along with many volunteers have done a great job once again.