The great jazz pianist and composer, Duke Ellington, once said that in order to judge the quality of music, one should follow this dictum; “If it sounds good…then it is good!” We at GPC believe those words to be true and apply them not only to the quality of music but also to music’s expression of the Spirit. If it touches you, if it moves you, if it centers you, if if deepens your relationship with the Spirit, then it is good, whether it be sacred or secular, classical or rock, gospel or new age.

Because of this perspective and because of the abundant musical talent at GPC, there is a wide variety of music at GPC: vocal and instrumental soloists, music performed by the youth of the church, an occasional choral song sung by members of the congregation, jazz trios, gospel, spirituals, country, meditative, classical and jazz: it’s all good and all expresses the Spirit.