There was a real poignancy about the choir singing at St Werbergh’s Church in Chorlton at a fund raiser for Freedom from Torture North West last Thursday 3rd December. This was merely 24 hours after the vote in parliament on bombing Syria. And it being the festive season so many of our songs sang of peace – Come the time we lay down all our arms/There will be freedom, oh glory! There’ll be peace across the land. Nevertheless we were in good voice and ‘raised the roof’ or at least the rafters as one of our songs suggested! I liked how we sang with controlled passion inspired by our conductor Liz. When each song ended there was a palpable silence with just the hint of an echo from the high ceiling of the church. So maybe we did raise the rafters after all!
William West (bass)