Monday, February 27, 2006
St Marks Fitzroy
Alright! I love going for the Chorale concerts at the St. Marks Fitzroy, a beautiful Gothic bluestone church building. Yesterday was no exception. they sang from mainly sacred music songs from the 16th - 18th century. The singing was extraordinary. Sweet, divine, melodic, angelic, holistic, soulful, harmony in perfection, extraordinary. I can't get enough of this kind of singing. its like candy for the ears.
In contrast, the singing and music at my pentecostal church in Surrey Hills was ... loud and noisy in comparison imho.
Which makes it a little bit sad. The loud, noisy kind of music- full of clashing cymbals- is popular. The young people - people of my generation and younger- simply don't care for the older Sacred music. Don't care or even... detest. This to me- plus the rise of (80% of) Modern Art- is a damn good sign that the world is coming to an end- that people have abandoned the good and cling to the bad and ugly.
I usually ask a few pple from my church and fellowship to attend the St Marks concert. But hardly anyone comes.
Its sad. The singers were singing mainly to an empty church. Tragic.
Meanwhile, my Surrey Hills church is planning to purchase a warehouse site to build a multimillion dollar building.
I wish they would consider purchasing or using the buildings used by older traditional churches. They are beautiful with their stain glass, gothic designs, and teak flooring. Most of these churches are also dying out as their congregation gets older. Its very sad. Its my prayer that the newer (pentocostal churches) would try and cooperate and help out in these older churches. There's still much to learn from them. It might also temper the more radical loose cannons that we have in the new churches.
But spending money is easier than cooperating.