Tag Archives: singing

Australia Day in Limelight

To celebrate Australia Day, opera devotee and writer Sarah Noble highlighted a bunch of Aussie singers overseas, on the Limelight blog. Not only did I get a mention, she linked to this blog! So if you've come here via Limelight: ...

Advent: Angels from the Realms of Glory (HT @ZacHicks )

It's the first Sunday in Advent, which means Christmas is not too far away (and the  Weihnachtsmarkt and it's delicacies is here!). Anyway, seems like a good time to highlight a rocking new arrangement of the old carol "Angels from the realms of ...

Football songs & the worship of heaven

Germans take their football very seriously (and by the looks of things,German police take passionate football fans very seriously too!). We were recently caught in a crowd of rowdy, but harmless, football fans at the train station, and it struck ...

Ten principles for church singing

Kevin DeYoung has a good two-part piece (1 & 2) on principles for congregational singing. Here's the list, but do read his article which elaborates on each point: Love is indispensable to church singing that pleases God. Our singing is for ...

The One – a rockin’ p&w song from the archives

IBC Hamburg is looking for 'homegrown' songs from IBC churches all over Germany. I'm thikning of submitting a couple of mine, and while looking through my mp3s I came across a song we did once in Toowoomba (from which the ...

Lee Friedlander shoots aspiring opera singers

The celebrated photographer Lee Friedlander has done a somewhat bizarre series: portraits of the finalists of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the biggest singing competition in the US. Click to see more. (btw, I sang a charity concert in NYC ...

Largo alla Laubach

I received the mp3 recording of my performance of "largo al factotum' from Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia from our concert at Oper Schloss Laubach and thought I'd share it - not a studio recording of course (we were wearing ...

On Church Singing…

It’s amazing how many churches don’t—from their hearts—sing the gospel, sing the glories of justification, sing the glories of substitutionary atonement, sing the glories of the resurrection.? ?John Piper - Singing of the Christ Who Justifies

Singing and human experience

The Bible recognizes the reality of the human experience and, in its songs, it allows God’s people to express their doubts, frustrations and sufferings with, of course, the word of comfort the gospel brings.The Briefing Library: The slow death of ...

What singers think

My teacher sent me this… (and yes, I am a baritone!)