The Decline of Church Choirs and Lack of Unity

A few months ago I wrote an article about the rise of choral singing in America from a study from Chorus America.  If you missed that blog post, check it out here: Church Choirs Shouldn’t be Declining Because of Lack of Interest. Last week, I ran across another article called 1 in 6 Americans sings in a… Continue reading The Decline of Church Choirs and Lack of Unity

Minority-Dominate Congregations are More Likely to be Intergenerational.

The other day I was rereading an article written by Michael Hawn "Singing Across the Generations: is there Hope?"1 and I came across this statement on page 20, "congregations that are virtually all African American or Latino most often worship together as multigenerational families." He goes on to say that Anglo-dominated, middle-class congregations from 200-400 in… Continue reading Minority-Dominate Congregations are More Likely to be Intergenerational.

The Noise is Deafening and It’s Not My Fault!

Decibel levels matter, my friends. Prolonged, heavy vibrations in the ear drums can cause hearing damage. I submit that not only are our musical choices important to connect generations together in worship, but the volume of that music is important too.   Any concert or church that hands out ear plugs (and there are MANY) before… Continue reading The Noise is Deafening and It’s Not My Fault!