The graduation concert is the most important requirement of the Master of Arts in Music program at Jubilee College of Music (JCM). Graduate students typically spend the very last three quarters of their study preparing for it. In the Fall quarter, senior student Joy Song will be ready to present her graduation concert.
Joy shared the biblical inspiration of her "Trust God's Love Firmly" concert, which is in Psalm 95:1-2, "Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods."
"In this worship concert, I wish to help believers of Jesus recall their journey of faith - the moment they met God for the first time and how amazing it was to return to God's family. For those who have doubts and weaknesses in faith, they may be able to put their trust in God's faithfulness once again if they recover this first heart," Joy said.
As the Fall quarter had just started, Joy ran a rehearsal for the singers sectional. The one-hour practice covered several songs with melodies and harmonizing. In the following weeks, the guitarist and drummer will join to form the full worship band. The team will be practicing weekly under Joy's direction until the graduation concert, which is scheduled to be held on October 11.
JCM prays for the success of Joy's worship team and for the "Trust God's Love Firmly" concert to be a great witness of our Lord Savior Jesus Christ.