Under divine inspiration, profet Isaiah, in his 12th chapter leads our thoughts into the future, to the moments from “that day” when all shall “draw water out of the wells of salvation” and shall say: “Praise the Lord, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted. Sing unto the Lord; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.” (Isaiah 12:3-5)
Considering the fact that we live in those times, this year the International Music Summer School has the opportunity, through its youth, to declare our Creator’s doings among the people! “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28) Even though we do not have a precisely favourable context, Romania being in a state of alert due to the new Covid-19, we strongly believe that “those who abide in Jesus will be happy, cheerful, and joyful in God. A subdued gentleness will mark the voice, reverence for spiritual and eternal things will be expressed in the actions, and music, joyful music, will echo from the lips; for it is wafted from the throne of God.“ (“Testimonies for the Church” vol. 4 pag. 625.3)
Being motivated by the above mentioned words, we wholehartedly desire to gather for a week at the “International Music Summer School“, event that will take place ONLINE under the title “Echoes from Paradise – 4th Edition“, between the 27th of July and the 1st of August, 2020.
Starting with the 27th of July, 2020, each evening we will roll out on the official YouTube channel of the Romanian Union of SDARM (AZS-MR) programs the will tackle different aspects related to music. Moreover, we will also hold some open meetings on ZOOM. The series will conclude on Saturday evening, when we will enjoy together in a virtual concert where we will, among other, also remember the first editions of the International Music Summer School, a project launched in 2016. (You can convert Romanian hour to your local time here: https://www.timeanddate.com/)