I have heard it said that magic shows up at every concert but usually goes home disappointed.
Nevertheless, we have had, and quite frankly still have, a number of fine choirs, conductors and organists that I would place on par and even above our European brethren.
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I am reminded of the care with which the Pieta was transported from the Vatican to New York City for the World’s Fair in 1964 and I hope and pray that the Westminster Cathedral Choir will be treated with as much veneration and respect.
Like the great Cathedral of Notre Dame, this daily musical offering belongs not only to the Church in London and the British Isles, but to the universal Church.
We need to remember how small the amount of yeast is that is needed to leaven the dough.
Stop trying to make everything easy, and therefore unimportant.
I wonder if we haven’t lost sight of the cantor’s original purpose of fostering congregational singing…
But what do we mean by authenticity?
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