Joint Concert with Woven Chords
Oakham School Chapel
Saturday 21 March 2015
This was a very special evening for Liz, who has been Musical Director of both choirs for some years.Tonight she was bowing out as leader of Woven Chords so it was a bitter sweet occasion for her and our sister choir from Stamford.
This by no means affected the enthusiasm and joy demonstrated by both groups of singers.
Global Harmony opened the concert with a gentle and poignant set, including Kiss the children from Scotland,
Sua gan from Wales, Here is my home from America and Gospodi from Russia.
Woven Chords maintained the contemplative mood with a set including E malama from Hawaii, Asikhatali from South Africa
Rongo mau from New Zealand and One day like this - from Britain
In the second half both choirs pulled out all the stops with a rousing programme which showcased the power of the 100 odd voices on stage. Two new songs, Aka si rekisho from Georgia and Gomo guru re Zimbabwe, along with stirring old favourites such as Fa'fetai, Shosaloza and Eramu in Campu raised the roof, while singers and audience enjoyed the pantomime and dressing up involved in Oro ce vie, another new song, from Macedonia
Both choirs were pleased to be supporting Marie Curie Cancer Care and were grateful for their provision of refreshments in the interval.
Woven Chords presented Liz with this unique award - the Order of the Knitted Garter!
Many thanks as always to Liz, all the singers and the Committees who organised the event.