Music

Praise God with the sound of the trumpet, praise God with the psalt’ry and harp. Praise God with the sound of the timbrel, and dance. Praise God with the sound of the stringed instruments, the organ, the cymbals, the loud high sounding cymbals, let ev’ry thing that has breath praise God.

The English Mission Music Group

 

Music enriches our liturgy and we welcome participation in our musical worship from all members of our community.

 

Our music group is a group of musicians of all ages, levels of ability and experience who volunteer their time and talents to help lead the entire community in musical prayer and worship at Sunday Mass and other special occasions throughout the liturgical year.

 

We rehearse at 10.00 on Sundays before Mass, in the Kegelbahn, which is on the lower ground floor of the Forum, adjacent to the bathrooms.

 

There is no pressure to come to sing or play every week: we are all busy people with many commitments. All we ask is that you come to rehearsal at 10.00 on the Sunday when you wish to sing with the group, and fully engage with the team ethic, which is also fun and promotes fellowship within our community. 

 

If you would like to join the group, please contact the office to be put in contact with the music group leader.

 

The ESCM has its own Youtube channel, to share our music making as a congregation, for those who might be interested in how certain hymns sound, and also for those who might be house-bound and unable to get to church to join in with a “live” congregation. Our channel can be found here:

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR0M2XKIOcy4bvVnez_yyQA

 

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Our philosphy re: Our Community Singing at Mass

 

According to the new General Instruction on the Mass, the choir has two functions and should be evaluated accordingly. “Its task is to ensure that parts proper to it are carried out becomingly and to encourage active participation of the people in the singing (No. 103).

 

In other words, a good choir is one that leads, encourages the people, and does not replace the congregational singing.

  

Interesting Short article Tell God You Love Him by Singing

By Rick Warren, pastor Saddleback Church.

 

Tell God You Love Him by Singing

 

When you express your love for God, it's called worship.

One way you can express your love is by singing to him.

You've probably noticed that music and love go together because music comes from the heart.

It's not something you do intellectually; it's something that comes out of your soul and your emotions. And because of that there are many love songs in the world. It's also the reason more songs have been written about Jesus Christ than any other topic in the world.

>Nothing even comes in as a close second. Christianity is a singing faith. Why?

Because it's not about religion!

It's about a love affair; it's about a relationship with God—God loves you so much that He sent His Son to die for you and He wants you to love Him back. Nothing will make you more aware of God's love, God's presence in your life than singing and praising.

I know you may be thinking, "But you don't understand. I can't sing."

That's okay, because the Bible says, "Make a joyful noise" (Psalm 66:1 KJV).

You can do that. When we go to football games or when somebody is getting married we make a joyful noise. So just let it out!

You don't have to hit the right note, you just have to make a joyful noise.

Since you can sing anywhere, you can express your love of God anywhere.

That means you can worship in the shower; you can worship when you're working in the garden you can worship washing dishes; or you can worship driving to work.

 

Daily?

Regularly?

Occasionally?

If you really think about what God has done in your life, you won't be able to help yourself.

Your praise for God will burst forth and your worship will flow to God.