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The Spirit Is In The Music

Sep 19, 2017

Recently, I hopped into my car to go home after a long and grinding first day back to work. I had just returned the day before from a two-week vacation exploring the treasures of two foreign countries I had never seen before. 

The abrupt transition from play to work left me feeling quite blue, made worse by my receding memories of those weeks. Something in me needed music.  So, I traded out my usual afternoon newscast for a "soul" song that caught my ear and brightened my heart. 

Most of us appreciate the power of music to stir our soul - but it's often harder to recognize how the spirit can make the music.  

Four people whose religion and spirituality are deeply connected to the music they make recently joined us and our audience for a taping at Copper Beech Institute on the campus of Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center in West Hartford. We talked about those connections and listened and sang to their music.  We hope you'll be as moved by their music as we were. 

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Colin McEnroe, Catie Talarski and Gene Amatruda contributed to this show.