“There just has to be music in heaven,” an elderly woman I know once told me. “If there isn’t, I don’t want to go.”
I kind of suspect that there will be. And I don’t think it’ll be all those harps that you see in the cartoons. I think it might be people with gorgeous voices singing their hearts out … because honestly, when I hear a really beautiful voice, I feel like I’m already in heaven.
One singer whose voice really moves me is Hayley Westenra, a young soprano from New Zealand. I love her rendition of Caccini’s “Ave Maria” It’s really something. Even if you can only listen to a few seconds, it’s worth it just to hear the gorgeous clarity of her voice.