Advent is one of my favourite times of year. It is always filled with anticipation, expectation, music and light in the darkness.
Today I was part of a carol service to start the season of Advent at my church. As always I was a bit of a nervous wreck because I wasn’t sure everything was going to go as planned since the only time we had everyone singing all the pieces was at the actual service. Ok, a bit nervous doesn’t begin to describe how I was feeling.
During the service things went very well. I was conducting and the choir was (for the most part) following, and despite some minor tuning problems, the music was beautiful.
I don’t talk too much about religion on this blog, but for me music and god are connected. Today I had a moment when I had shivers up and down my spine from the Sevenfold Amen. It was so beautiful and meaningful that I almost cried. What more can you ask from music?