Tag: Music

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Beethoven in Beijing

A Film Recommendation

The remarkable story of the Philadelphia Orchestra's decades-long relationship with China is told in the documentary film Beethoven in Beijing. See it free until May 14, 2021.

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Chinese Worship Music

What is the church in China singing and who is writing their worship music?

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As Time Goes by in Shanghai

A Film Review

Shanghai’s Peace Old Jazz Band is said to be "the oldest jazz band in the world.” The members of the bandaged between 65 and 87 years of age, have been playing together at Shanghai’s Peace Hotel nightly for over 30 years. This delightful documentary by German director, Uli Gaulke, features the six sprightly bandmates as they are invited to play at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands—the biggest show of their careers! 

Chinese Church Voices

A Praise Song

"Listen Quietly"

One of the more popular praise and worship songs in the Chinese church is “Qing Qing Ting,” or “Listen Quietly.” Based on Psalm 23, the song reminds us to listen quietly to the voice of our Good Shepherd.

Chinese Church Voices

Reflections on Worship

The piece translated below is from a post on the Weixin (WeChat) page of the Beijing Gospel Church, one of the citys more prominent house churches. The writer is sharing his thoughts on the nature of worship in the church.

Chinese Church Voices

A Book on Drums and Worship

As the church in China continues to grow and mature, one of the issues that is coming to the fore is that of music. Until recently, much of the music played and sung in Chinese churches has been on the traditional side translated western hymns or indigenous folk-style music (popular in rural churches). Only in the past few years have we seen the emergence of what might be described as Christian Contemporary Music, popular, as one might expect, among the younger generation, particularly in the cities.

Chinese Church Voices

A Conversation About Music in the Church

A conversation with a worship leader in a Beijing house church regarding the issue of music in the church.