Our celebration of UN Day of Peace 2016 was at Media City where we found a perfect stage but alas a scant audience! Joining with Open Voice was a joy , and for an outside performance the acoustics were good, especially when we started with a flash mob version of Da Pacem close to the BBC building slowly weaving our way singing back to the stage . The African songs Siyahamba and Bamba Lela /Never give up were ideal for busking – joyful and rhythmic and even got some of the Basses (almost!) dancing ! A lovely experience , but next time we need to be there when passers by are more able to stop and listen , rather than rushing to catch the tram home after work or on their way to other Media City gigs. Especially we don’t want to compete with the likes of Gary Barlow again ! 🎶 🎶
It was lovely to join with Open Voice choir this evening to sing at Media City. Our opening (and closing) flashmob rendering of Da Pacem Domine was perfect for the International Day of Peace, although in the current state of the world it did seem very much like lighting a candle in the darkness. Personally it felt like a great achievement to do all the walking involved. Before my knees were replaced last year I was thinking I’d have to give up the choir, so hurray hurray hurray for our wonderful NHS. And it was wonderful to be in a part of our lovely city that I haven’t visited for so long, and to see so many people out enjoying themselves. I had to stop and watch the swimmers in the Quays, but I resisted the invitation to join in.