Saturday, March 1, 2008

Peter Phillips takes on misinformed clergy

I'd like to draw your attention to the following two articles by Tallis Scholars conductor Peter Phillips. Both articles constitute a direct attack on the radical evangelical clergymen which have somehow hijacked the leadership of the cathedral in Sydney, Australia. (As Phillips points out, why would someone who doesn't believe in organized churches or liturgical worship become the dean of an Anglican cathedral? Don't they have institutions for these people?) The articles have a broader relevance, however, because they give Mr. Phillips a platform to outline his own philosophy of church music, and to explain his hope for the future.

Beyond Words (part 1)
Dissent in Sydney (part 2)

In the interests of full disclosure, I should reveal that while I have no personal connection to Peter Phillips, I have performed and admired works by his near-namesake Peter Philips (1560-1628) for years.

1 comment:

SadOatcakes said...

Hunh. Very interesting.

By the by, are you familiar with Ship of Fools?

http://www.ship-of-fools.com/