Joshua Bronfman on Singing Christian Music

JOSHUA BRONFMAN HAS A GREAT POST ABOUT Singing Christian Music, and it looks like he will continue the great thoughts later.

To remove Christian music from the holiday program is like trying to earn a living installing stained glass windows on businesses and community centers alone…it doesn’t make any sense. The response from parents is often that they just want representation, diversity, inclusion, and balance, not wholesale exclusion of Christian music. I happen to agree wholeheartedly with this, because the same argument for including Christian music in the choral program holds for the inclusion of the other types of music: the need for an accurate representation of what is out there in the art we are performing and studying. However, this can be a slippery slope, and when this principle gets distorted, you wind up with the situation we have with Christmas and Hanukkah…

 

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