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. . . if you sing without a fuss

In church, Dexter Bracey always left the singing to others — until he attended a course that gave him the confidence to join in

I HAVE always hated singing. It is not that I hate music, nor that I hate congregational singing: I love being part of a large congrega­tion where loud, fervent singing is taking place: it can feel as if you are part of some­­­thing wonderful, and you can, per­haps, catch a glimpse of the glory of God in the exper­ience.

But being responsible for actually making sounds is more than I can cope with: in particular, unaccom­panied singing in a small ...

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