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"In all ages I have inspired men with hope, kindled their love, given a voice to their joys, cheered them on to valorous deeds. [...] I am a necessary luxury to all men. I am Music.” This is how Mr. Allan Inman describes the purpose of music. Mr. Inman’s quote later became the foundation of the Moseley Memorial Music Series.
The Moseley Memorial Music Series, established three years ago in memory of Saint Thomas’ first organist and director of music, John Moseley, were created to help spread and expand the knowledge of the community's appreciation of classical music.
Performers from all over Houston and beyond contact Dr. Giles Brightwell, Chair of the Music Department, to ask if they can perform as part of the memorial concerts. Each month performers give a concert at St. Thomas’ Church, which is open to the public.
“The Moseley Memorial Music Series was established in order to attract some of the finest performers in Houston to play at St. Thomas,” Dr. Brightwell said.
These concerts are essential to a classical education upbringing. By attending a concert, you can connect with classical music more and start to develop an appreciation for it.
“A working knowledge and appreciation of classical music is an essential ingredient of any education worthy of the name. The wide variety of concerts held at St. Thomas' is intended to broaden musical knowledge, musical appreciation, and enjoyment of music,” Dr. Brightwell stated.
After attending the Houston Ebony Opera Guild: Lost in the Stars concert, I can personally attest to the increase of my appreciation for classical music. The concert was refreshing compared to the everyday music you hear on the radio. The music and the voices of the singers, relaxed my mind and made me forget all of my stresses. The Moseley Memorial Music Series at Saint Thomas’ Episcopal takes you on a spiritual journey as you learn to appreciate the art of classical music.
Don't forget to mark your calendars for the next concert! The remainder of the schedule can be found here.