|Young musicians at Tuesday's LunchBreak Recital|
It's not often that you would get the chance to look at an audience whilst the music is being played. Well on Tuesday, sitting as I did on the side, I actually managed to 'see' the reaction of those listening. It was during a piece by Telemann, played by the String Ensemble, that I glanced over at the boys from the choir, seated on the front two rows awaiting their turn on the programme (they were on last!). It was a magical moment because these young lads looked utterly captivated by the beautiful music being played. It was as if Telemann had 'caught' them - touched their soul and given them one of those profound moments that goes deep.
I love such moments and I think they come close to 'prayer' - moments when we connect to something beautiful and greater than ourselves. Moments that lift the spirit giving fresh and inspiring perspectives.
For such moments 'thanks be to God'.