Oh the joy we had singing with Anna Mudeka and the African Choir of Norfolk at Mhandara Returns! tonight at St Peter Mancroft. The concert was to raise money to buy packs of reusable sanitary wear for young women in Zimbabwe so that they can attend school.
We were so delighted to have Anna Mudeka come to our rehearsals last week to practise our songs for the Mhandara Returns! concert at St Peter Mancroft Church on Wednesday 4th May. Organised by the Rotary Club of Norwich St Edmund, all money raised will go to end period poverty for schoolgirls and women in Zimbabwe. Tickets from www.leapinghare.org
Lizzie’s family gave her the most wonderful funeral and we were proud to perform to say goodbye to our beloved friend. It was such a delight when everyone joined in with the recording of “Dancing Queen” which was always one of Lizzie’s favourite songs to sing at choir.
We were back in the Millennium Library today to celebrate 50 years since the Stonewall Riots and the launch of the Norwich Pride Guide. There’s were loads of people and a wonderful atmosphere and lots of applause for our singing.
We were proud to take part in Trans Day of Visibility today, singing songs and making our space especially welcome to trans people. We are so proud to be an inclusive choir with lots of talented trans singers.
The World AIDS Day Service was, as always, a moving event and we were proud to sing at it. Sadly it was our last time to perform with our bass singer Father Christopher who is also the priest at St Johns. He is leaving in January for a new parish in the North of England. We will miss his lovely voice and his wise and witty presence.
Today we said goodbye to our beloved Ruth who was a soprano and a very effective Treasurer for many years. We were very proud to sing at her memorial service, led by Mary Lovett who used to be our MD and loved Ruth too. We sang an African lullaby called “Tula Mama” and “Something Inside So Strong”.