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Sounds of Praise Could Be Heard Everywhere Email | Print
Created date Jul 02, 2010   Last edit Jul 02, 2010 at 8:56 PM
by Rosalie A. van Putten; Source: NAD Communication

The Seventh-day Adventist Church’s rich musical legacy continued throughout the 59th General Conference Session. Glorious, superb, awesome, and inspiring were terms attendees used to describe the music, which was an integral part of the GC Session experience in Atlanta. “The music was of a high quality and very spiritual,” said Valnie Wellington from Queens, New York. Instrumental, vocal, and liturgical dance renditions from around the world were presented in the services and meetings in the Georgia Dome, throughout the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), and in the exhibit hall. “I have enjoyed the wide variety of music,” said Marshall Chase of Simi Valley, California. Indeed, there were choirs large and small, soloists, pianists, steel bands, a wind chime orchestra, quartets, duets, and more that provided uplifting moments to the session. 

Each day in the Murphy Ballroom of the GWCC two concerts were held featuring a diversity of artists and groups.  As he sat in the Murphy Ballroom, Ted Wick, a member of the GC Session Music Committee said, “If I didn’t have to be here, I would still be here, because the music is so wonderful.”

Music performed at the General Conference Session was submitted in advance through the General Conference Session Music Committee, which had the task of determining which submissions would be used at the Session. According to Henrique Frett from Brooklyn, New York, “The music was fantastic! The General Conference did a great job.”