Will your musical tastes change?
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Will your musical tastes change?

Most mornings I select music for my not-so-intensive workout from my expansive and diverse collection – sometimes spinning a familiar favourite, and sometimes a record I know I haven’t listened to for years. For this purpose I choose a vinyl album: Neil Young, Ultravox, Roxy Music, B.B. King . . . .  Not only does…

Wouldn’t You Love To Know?
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Wouldn’t You Love To Know?

It seems incongruous at first. Bluegrass guitar and claw-hammer banjo. Used in a meditation on the lofty themes of the nature of knowledge, this instrumentation results in a song that sounds as if it would be more at home on a front porch in some Appalachian hollow than in the lofty halls of the academy,…

‘The stars are just pinholes’
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‘The stars are just pinholes’

Elise Arsenault is a writer and musician based in Hamilton, Ontario. She released an EP called “This is a Reunion” in the Summer of 2019 and is currently pursuing her Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Christian Courier talked with Elise about her music and…

On stage in a dangerous time
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On stage in a dangerous time

In Christmases past, our December calendars were decorated with the dates of school Christmas concerts and community choir cantatas. This year, there will be considerably less live music heralding the good news. But many of us felt this void long before Advent. In a normal year, according to Stats Canada, 81 percent of Canadians would…

Songs of longing
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Songs of longing

How can Christians celebrate Christmas without singing?! In my own congregation, in a survey seeking wisdom on whether, when and how to worship in person again, one person confessed, “I’m not a good singer, but that is what I miss the most.” That comment touched my heart. God loves to hear our praises, and our…