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from Coral Ridge Ministries:

God has given us the glorious gift of music. He has given us voices to sing, and it is our duty and pleasure to use our God given talents for His praise. This is a witness of the gospel through the power of music ministry.

We are conscious of the fact that for centuries Christianity has been a singing faith. We lift our voices to express that faith and follow the Biblical command to "Come into His presence with singing." (Psalm 100:2)

Church choirs should desire to:

-sing the praises of our wonderful Lord;

-worship through song and lead the congregation in hymn singing;

-provide choral training in musical literacy, sensitivity, appreciation and vocal development;

-present a broad range of repertoire that will expand the horizons of the choirs and, at the same time, reach out to different musical tastes and spiritual needs in the congregation;

-build friendships and a sense of working together on the part of all choristers.

Psalm 95 tells us to "sing unto the Lord" and the Apostle Paul in two of his letters instructs us to "sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs" These are not just suggestions, these are commands from scripture.

The Bible commands to "Come into His presence with singing" (Psalm 100:2)

Church choirs in particular, should worship through song and lead in hymn singing, while presenting a broad range of repertoire that will reach out to different musical tastes and spiritual needs of the entire congregation.

— Dr. John L. Wilson, Director of Music Ministries

Fine music is one of the blessings God created us to enjoy.
Everyone connected with this believes that the basic reason for it is to glorify God through the Gospel of His Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Sometimes we tend to forget that, as the Church of Jesus Christ has grown around the world, so has church music grown with it. Great names, like Händel, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms - a veritable host of composers, singers, instrumentalists, and musical organizations - have enriched the quality of music both inside and outside the church. We believe that events envolving church music have a significant contribution to make to the wonderful heritage of music as an expression of worship and joy in the Lord, and we're sure that you will agree! — Dr. D. James Kennedy, Senior Minister