Today was our annual Christmas concert at Holy Spirit Church in Fremont, California. Holy Spirit is blessed with a youth choir, a parish children’s choir, as well as two other choirs, one singing mostly contemporary pieces and another a variety of contemporary, traditional and classical.
Singing offers significant health benefits, such as prolonged life and stress reduction. It’s also the highest form of human expression. When you sing, your entire body resonates, releasing sound vibrations emanating from your deepest self that have an immediate impact on listeners. We’ve all felt chills down our spines when we experience truly beautiful singing.
In all cultures, singing reveals inner joy and sadness, tranquility and anxiety, even love and hate. From the lips of singers come the essence of the soul. In a troubled world, singing also brings tears of hope.