Music isn’t just a commodity to be consumed, but a means for humans to express themselves and create a community with one another. We really need it now.
In the months to come, there are no better songs to sing than hymns that teach eternal truths. Spend some time with Paul Gerhardt’s poetry, and you’ll sing some of the best.
Here are some common carols (and tips for how to sound good) that can help set your caroling plans in motion this holiday season.
We underestimate the amount of joy and community bonding that can happen if we take time out of our busy lives to sing collectively with our neighbors.
It seems so obvious that it should hardly need to be argued: if we don’t teach our children to sing together, they won’t grow up with the ability to do so.
We shouldn’t admire the risk-takers when they succeed yet have no tolerance when they fail. Celebrate failure this weekend by seeing ‘Florence Foster Jenkins.’
Singing together is a powerful form of expressing and generating solidarity and resistance to evil. Christmas can help us regain our voices.
The original Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols began in Cambridge, England, and has migrated all over the world.
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