Posts Tagged ‘Church Music’

Can bad Catholic music be stopped? Comments 0

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

“Extraordinary how potent cheap music is,” says a character in a Noël Coward play. And it’s true. Even in church. A morbid Victorian hymn or a Christmas carol can reduce even the most cynical atheist to tears. But even more potent, I’d argue, is church music that isn’t so much cheap as embarrassingly bad. I Read more

Mercy sister still teaching singing at 101 Comments 0

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

A Mercy Sister is still teaching singing at 101. Sister Mary Winefride Blake was a teacher at St Mary’s College in Wellington New Zealand for many years. She says a highlight of her long career was founding St Mary’s Schola, which became a major source of entry for young singers into church choirs and other Read more

Young millennials want authentic, quality worship most Comments 0

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Millennials, young people born between 1980 and 2000, want neither conservative nor contemporary worship styles, according to US researchers. The style of worship is not their primary focus, wrote Dr Thom Rainer in the Christian Post. Their focus is on theologically rich music, authenticity and quality in worship, which reflects adequate preparation in time and Read more

Heavy metal church Comments 0

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Mark Broomhead, a minister in the Church of England has an impressive thrash metal past behind him. With his band Seventh Angel he toured the world and shared a record label with metal giants such as Metallica and Slayer. Now you might think that a minister wouldn’t mention such a past that much, or would even try Read more

Church minister’s album at number 6 in NZ charts Comments 0

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Songwriter and musician the Reverend Malcolm Gordon, 31, recently stepped out of full time pastoral ministry as a Presbyterian Church minister to concentrate on his music, with no expectation that his album would become a commercial success or find listeners outside of a Christian audience. He is genuinely surprised to find his album in the Read more