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Music for Sunday April 19, 2020

by Gerald van Wyck
In this second Sunday of Easter, the Resurrection is still wonderfully in our minds and hearts. The first solo, sung by Ty Koch and accompanied by piano, is Chris Tomlin’s “I Will Rise” composed in 2008 with his collaborator Louie Giglio. Says Tomlin, “We were sitting across a table at lunch one day and he said, ‘Man, I feel like there needs to be more songs for people who are really going through the hardest time in life. They’re struggling and maybe have just buried someone and they’re looking over a grave. But what kind of words can you give […]

Music to Know

by Gerald van Wyck
Welcome to the Music in Worship site for West Vancouver United Church. Here I will share thoughts about and recordings of music and how it integrates into worship at our church. There is so much powerful music for Holy Week. Kiyomi Hori sings “Surely He Has Borne Our Grief” by Kenneth T. Kosche, based on words from Isaiah 53: 4 Sophia Angus sings an arrangement of “Were You There When They Crucified My Lord”, for Good Friday. Although we are currently unable to meet together in the Sanctuary of West Vancouver United Church, here are a couple of recordings of […]