When a selection of vocal music comes from a place of spiritual maturity, when it has a lyrical integrity and flows naturally within the liturgy of the worship, the music becomes a vehicle for the presence of the Holy Spirit. At that point all denominational and stylistic differences are transcended. Generations come together. Culture clashes are quieted, distrust and resentment dissipate as God uses music to bridge cultural divides. Music is the glue of a service. From prelude to postlude, there are usually eight to ten different pieces of music woven throughout the service liturgy. Music serves multiple purposes in worship; it says what words alone cannot. Music is prayer, praise, lament. Music brings scripture alive, encourages meditation, substantiates the heart of a sermon, brings us into focus and invokes the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Music plays an integral part in the worship life of this community. The Music of Broad Street Ministry focuses on excellence as well as diversity, music from a wide variety of genres with an emphasis on bringing our best to God. The worst thing a church of faith community can say to a musician is—that's nice, but we don't do that kind of music here. Our interest is to integrate the Gifts of the Community into to elements of Worship, and into the everyday life of the Ministry. If the music is coming from a REAL PLACE, an AUTHENTIC PLACE and the community is moved to feel compassion, hope, or whatever is being conveyed…we want to err on the side of inclusion (like everything else we do).
Whether you are an art student, a professional musician, or someone with 'closet' musical gifts, your participation is welcomed and encouraged. Ensembles feature FUNK, R&B, folk, Polk(a?), whatever heightens a sense of being alive in God's presence. The point is—We want YOU! to be involved. We hope that you'll let us know what gift you can bring, and that you will step forward and be a part of what God is doing here at Broad Street Ministry.
The Motley Order Choir is made up of, professional vocalists, people who have been singing all of their lives, and those who just love to sing. What they all have in common is that they are all from this community and they wish to serve with song. In worship you can hear some pretty incredible, diverse styles and sounds from the choir. The MOC is NEVER FULL and if you love to sing or play you are welcome! If you are interested in joining the group OR if you have a desire to be a part of the music community in an alternative way, please contact BSM’s Choirmaster, Tony Moore, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to get involved somehow-please let us know!! And check the master calendar for choir rehearsals...
Tony Moore, Music Man