The older I get the more thankful I am that I chose the flute as an instrument I wanted to excel at. It is the most perfect instrument for worship services.
I have been able to use my talent literally hundreds (maybe pushing thousands) of times!
I feel a responsibility to help bring the spirit into the meetings and feel honored to be able to be a part of it.
I am very careful when it comes to piece selection for church services. The numbers I chose are always either reverent, soothing, or joyful depending on the occasion.
Some religions limit what can be performed in meetings, and for good reason. Each religion has an objective for the meeting and as an instrumentalist, I want to always add, not detract.
I really do cherish and love each and every performance, no matter the faith. It’s really quite cool to see how music is presented and incorporated throughout the different faiths.
One things I have always felt a responsibility for is to make sure I pass on a new “generation” of flute in church-performing musicians. There are many ways to celebrate and share your talent as a musician. This is such an appreciated way, and participants in the services always feel so grateful when they have the privilege of relaxing to your beautiful music.
I always put my heart and soul into it, and I’m sure the congregations have enjoyed and felt of the “spirit” of my instrument as well.
P.S. if you feel compelled to agree that music is important in religious services as well,