Saturday, February 13, 2010

marking a month with music

Sr. Anne Marie would understand: when she started the music program at Holy Trinity, it was because she knew it fed the soul.  Subsistence is essential, but we are whole persons.  Music is healing.

Here is a wonderful article about the interfaith service marking one month.  There are also stories from a teacher and trumpeter at Holy Trinity Music School and her students about the earthquake and its aftermath.

Jeanne Pocius looking over some of the instruments recovered from Holy Trinity Music School in Port-au-Prince

[Episcopal News Service] Amidst the ruins of their diocese and their nation, Haitian Episcopalians have found on-going hope in their music and art.

"Some things are too difficult to express in words," said Jeanne Pocius, a trumpet professor at the Diocese of Haiti's now-destroyed Holy Trinity Music School in Port-au-Prince, paraphrasing Victor Hugo. "You see people being absolutely stoic and when the music begins, the tears begin to flow. It's healing, it's a great medication. It's a gift of the Holy Spirit."

You can read the rest of the article here:

Haiti marks one-month anniversary of quake: Music, art offer hope to survivors
The article includes a link to audio excerpts as well.

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