Hilda Holland sent us this report, our first new blog post since the lockdown started…
We were invited by the Sea Green Singers to join with them and other choirs in a virtual singing event on the 8th March to celebrate International Women’s Day. The Sea Green Singers are a community choir based in Oxford who sing songs to support peace and social justice.
We started the evening by singing along with a video of “I will survive”and were then taught the song “You have nothing to lose but your chains”. The song writer and choir leader Emily Marshall had been asked to write a song for the event . She taught us “Women of the World” , a very uplifting song with off beat rhythms and catchy tune. Several choirs brought videos of songs including MCC “Nana was a Suffragette” performed by The Lovenotes . Cor Gobaith from Aberystwyth sang a beautiful song in Welsh and the Sea Green Singers a song about women protesting on behalf of men.
Photos of Inspiring Women were shared and these showed the wide range of ways in which women have in the past and are still today supporting human rights for all people and protesting against oppression wherever it is found.
Although we were not able to meet in person, Zoom allowed us to sing in solidarity with several choirs to celebrate the achievements of women.