"Singing is like learning a sport, you learn one step and then move to the next. I also work on stage presence because I want my students to sing as if they are a professional singer."
"Great improvement can be made in singing. Some think that the louder they sing the more music they make; but noise is not music. Good singing is like the music of the birds-subdued and melodious."
The Music Program at Saint James is directed by Mark Douglas Frye, Director of Worship and Music/Organist. St. James maintains a choir program in the English tradition, affiliated with the Royal School of Church Music. "Singing is like praying twice." So wrote St. Augustine about this powerful element of worship. From the earliest times, music has been a vital part of the life of the church, a means of praise and prayer like no other.
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