Last Saturday 9th July the choir raised up its voice and joined with
around 1000 other singers from the South West at the Harbourside, Bristol for
the Big Sing and gained more than £3500 in sponsorship for the charity Wateraid.
The choir has spent all summer term learning the seven songs including a Georgian lament, a rousing pop anthem, and a lively
African song. This is the second Big Sing run by Sing for Water West which hopes
this year to raise £50,000 for Water aid. Singers are sponsored to learn the
harmonies and words of these songs by heart in just a few weeks.
Wateraid works in developing countries to provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene
education to some of the world’s poorest people.
Despite a soaking during the morning’s rehearsal, by lunchtime the sun shone as the choir busked a
couple of their own songs at the water’s edge, and for the afternoon’s moving
performance with a backdrop of blue skies, and the rigging of “The Matthew”
moored at the Harbourside.
Blackdown Choir join with Meeting Voices Chard