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Posted on: September 25, 2013
Sing for Water West 6th July 2013
Sing for Water West 2013 was on Saturday 6 July at the Harbourside in Bristol. Those who went felt it was an unforgettable experience to join with over 1000 other singers to sing together unaccompanied in harmony.
This year, members of the Blackdown Community Choir once again joined with almost a thousand other singers from the South West at the Harbourside, Bristol for a Big Sing on Saturday 6th July. Last year the choir raised more than £3,500 in sponsorship for the charity Wateraid. This year’s total looks likely to meet the same amount. A lovely hot day at the Harbourside set the scene for some wonderful sounds and hundreds of people watched the event. It was spectacular for both ear and eye- a wave of blue and green choirs singing some moving ‘water-based’ songs. See one of the songs ‘Let the River Run’ on You tube- : http://youtu.be/gcPvMx_ovp8
Singers were sponsored to learn the harmonies and words of seven songs by heart in just a few weeks. This year the repertoire included two foreign songs and three pop songs. The choir rose to the challenge and have voted one of the songs as their favourite of the term.
Wateraid works in developing countries to provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene education to some of the world’s poorest people.