ADVENTIST WORLD — Anyone wishing to provide special music at an Adventist church will need to be approved by a special auditioning process.
Church leaders said that auditions can happen no later than 28 minutes before the actual performance. Any use of drums in the music automatically disqualifies it for use on Sabbath morning.
“Amateur a cappella groups will receive extra scrutiny as they often feature at least one member that is completely off,” said Quality Control spokesperson Tony Deph.
The spokesperson added that if an individual or group of musicians have to restart their musical number, that also warrants automatic disqualification.
Deph said that aspiring special music performers will be required to audition any spoken intros to their musical piece as well.
“There is nothing worse than when a special music intro morphs into a sermon-length, stream of consciousness ramble. We will be nipping any such nonsense in the bud.”