Oh! Sing to the Lord a new song;
Sing to the Lord, all the earth!
Sing to the Lord, bless his name!
Sing praises to God, sing praises!
Music is an integral part of the celebration of Holy Qurbana and the catholic tradition of prayer. Through music in the liturgy, prayer is given a more graceful expression. One cannot find anything more religious and more joyful in sacred celebrations than a whole congregation expressing its faith and devotion in singing. The mystery of the liturgy with its hierarchical and community nature is more openly shown. The unity of hearts is more profoundly achieved by the union of voices.
SANTHOME MELODIES, with its four groups – Angeline, Gloria, Marian and the English Choir, very actively participate in all the scheduled celebration of the Holy Eucharist and other liturgical services in St.Thomas Forane Church. All the members extend commitment though their active participation and dedication. They make every effort to reach out with sacred music to draw people of all ages into prayer through the rich and diverse music of the catholic tradition. There is an elevating, stirring, soothing, spiritualizing effect by their thoroughly practiced good hymns. It is a great experience for all that the members of Santhome Melodies sing and proclaim their ardent faith and help the faithful in singing and praying. Through their music ministry, they shout joyfully the Lord, serve the Lord with gladness and always come before Him with joyful songs.
Their multifarious activities include bringing the choir groups of all Christian denominations in Bangalore together under one umbrella every year under the title ‘CANTATE’ - the inter-church Christmas carol singing completion and outreach musical programs in the old-age homes, orphanages and homes for the destitute in and around the city of Bangalore. Besides, in many a singing competition they have emerged victoriously bagging the first prize. There are avenues for the budding talents always in Santhome Melodies to clap their hands and shout to God with loud songs of joy!
For God is the King of all the earth;
Sing praises with hymns and psalms!