As y'all hopefully saw on Facebook, Dordt's Concert Choir spent Spring Break on a tour to the pacific northwest. (That's me to the right of Dr. Kornelis!)
We sang in churches, we sang in schools, we sang on the bus. We sang outside, we sang inside. We sang for ten, and we sang for two-hundred. We sang earlier tonight (we just finished a three-hour recording session), and we sing tomorrow night at our homecoming concert (which you should come to if you can!).
All this singing raises the question of "why?" Why do we sing?
To be honest, for publicity. Just kidding. But seriously, we didn't go to high schools just because they had an open chapel period. "Come to Dordt and you can sing like us!" But that's only a small part of it. That's not really why we sing.
We sing to glorify God and to bring hope.
The Psalms speak of praising God for His majesty, His great wonders, and His endless mercy. We did a lot of that. To Him be the glory.
But we also sing for the sake of the audience. The second night on tour, an elderly gentleman approached our conductor and said, "Our world is in so much chaos and turmoil, it was lovely to hear such beautiful harmony."
And then he paused, and he said, "And to hear young people, singing such beautiful harmony – that gives me hope."
That is why we sing.
So sing your hearts out whenever you can! And come to our concert! Friday night at 7:30 in the BJ Haan!