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Christiane Bräutigam on Why Bach Still Matters
Christiane Bräutigam leads music in a church founded in 1702 by refugees in a city famous for its Bach heritage. She explains why J.S. Bach’s music and example are relevant for churches today.
Conversation | February 02, 2017
Charsie Randolph Sawyer on Healthy Gospel Singing
Having a good voice isn’t enough to sing gospel music well and lead people into worship. This ministry requires health in body, mind and spirit.
Conversation | September 03, 2015
Singing our Prayers with the Global Community
Vesper service led by Debbie Lou Ludolph and Inshallah, the global song ensemble from Waterloo Lutheran Seminary.
Video | February 20, 2014
Tom Jennings on Reaching Out to Professional Musicians
Tom Jennings, music director at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, talks about involving professional musicians in worship as an outreach.
Conversation | December 16, 2013
Training Gospel Choirs: Caring for your voice and talent
A temporary voice problem led Charsie Randolph Sawyer to create a DVD to help gospel choirs protect and improve their voices for more effective ministry. Her colleagues in African American churches say that learning to read music helps congregations deepen worship.
Feature Story | October 04, 2007
Choir and Organ: Their Place in Reformed Liturgy
An article evaluating the place of both choir and organ within the "sequence of actions" in Reformed worship.
Article | June 14, 2005
Jesus Calls Us... - Matthew 14
Jesus' call to discipleship in Matthew 16:24 forms the heart and structure of this sample worship service plan.
Worship Service | June 01, 2005
Choral Anthems: Fitting great texts to wonderful tunes
It feels off to hear a song about suffering-with upbeat rhythms and in a major key. Other new songs use mixed metaphors or trite emotionalisms. That's why choral directors search for anthems that make a meaningful match between words and music. A feature story exploring fitting texts to tunes in choral anthems.
Feature Story | February 04, 2005