Saturday, May 24, 2008

Open My Heart

If you click on the title of this post, you'll find yourself watching me on YouTube, in St. Paul's Chapel in NYC, doing what I like best: helping people to sing about the most important things. The video is from the Music That Makes Community Conference a few weeks ago, and shows about forty people in a chant called Open My Heart. It's the kind of chant that helps you to open your heart. I only know this because the tune was given to me in the middle of a very contentious meeting of the Episcopal Church, where I taught it to about a thousand people who were trying to decide whether or not to consecrate Gene Robinson a bishop. I felt the energy of that room completely shift to a better place in less than two minutes, and I'm not the only one. The video is 4 minutes long, and comes to us courtesy of the All Saints Company. Thanks Daniel.
Enjoy the weekend.


  1. Great to see and hear you Ana.

    Lauren Gough

  2. Hi Ana,
    I was excited to hear about the new CD. I loved watching and listening to this. There's nothing like people making music.
    You were right about chanting everyday. I chant driving to work through Nisqually Delta. It changes the day. That the delta is beautiful in any season probably helps. Synergy.