Singing is a sign of the joy of the heart. “Singing is proper to those who love” and “those who sing well, pray twice”, St Augustine writes well. Word, silence, song and music are complementary elements of the Christian liturgy.
Singing and music are part of the ritual. Singing and music are part of a whole. Song and music perform their function as signs in a way that is all the more significant the more closely they are united to the liturgical action: in the expressive beauty of prayer, in the unanimous participation of the assembly, in the solemn character of the celebration, to the glory of God.
Supported by the careful execution of the choristers, here the songs therefore become a time of praise in the time of the actio par excellence and singing consciously becomes, then, a hymn of one’s faith.
This spiritually enriches the singer: singing during the liturgy is an authentic prayer! For our personal experience, singing in choir, as well as being together, is then an extraordinarily beautiful way of seeking the beauty of Harmony: it becomes essential to “breathe together”, to hear the music together, not to be left behind, to work alongside those who are more capable, to be a stimulus to those who are less easy-going in the execution, all keeping an eye on the music and its needs.
Once everyone has found his place and feels at ease, he manages to enrich himself with beautiful emotions and let them flow, because music unites, singing rises!
This fills us with joy, this makes us live – for more than 20 years now in our parish – the service of liturgical animation, with the perseverance that distinguishes us and with the desire to continue among these notes. so that “we walk in Christ, pilgrims in the world, and, as we tend to the goal, singing revives his desire. And whoever desires, even if he is silent with his tongue, sings in his heart.”
Within this grace we feel choir, with this joy we pray, singing.
Always with his arms wide open to welcome anyone who wants to unite on this path, following Jesus.