A Cathedral lecture by Peter Phillips, 2009

Peter Phillips, founder of the Tallis Scholars and Director of Music at Merton College, Oxford, argues the case that the worship of God deserves the best, and if achieving that best means sometimes leaving people out of the singing, is it possible that they too are able to converse with God through what they hear, even though they are vocally silent? Music, above every other means of human communication, is capable of expressing the inexpressible.

Download a pdf of the text here: Choral Music: The Case for Excellence