Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.
Walter Savage Landor
Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.
Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul.
Music is an outburst of the soul.
Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startle our wonder as to who we are, and for what, whence, and whereto.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent.
Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.
Johann Sebastian Bach
Music is an integral part of worship at St. Mark’s. Song engages the whole self in prayer and unites the faithful to worship God. The variety of musical forms at St. Mark’s reflects the diversity of our world and the varied gifts and talents in our community. It enhances our worship, transforms us, and draws us closer to God and to each other.
Several groups at St. Mark’s help to lead music in worship. To become acquainted with them and to find out how to join them click on sidebar items Adult Ensembles and Children’s Music. To learn about worship events at St. Mark’s where music plays a heightened role, click on Musical Events, Jazz & Blues Sundays, and Christmas. Click on Pipe Organ to find out about this excellent musical resource.