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Joy to the world

"It was brilliant to feel the wonderful comradeship of the Global Harmony Family again as we shared our love of singing with a real live audience! It was a very special and poignant evening that brought warmth to our hearts." Brenda, Soprano
 
"For me it was just joyous and great to sing to an audience again" Liz, Alto
 
"It brought joy to my heart" Anthoula, Friend in the audience
 
"The sopranos sounded very sweet" Frances, Friend in the audience
 
"It was a lovely atmosphere and felt as if everyone really enjoyed listening and watching you perform again." Carl, our Musical Director
 
Joyous seems to be the word to describe Global Harmony's first concert in 2 years at Sandy Lane Methodist Church, which had been decorated by choir members to give a festive atmosphere. An informal event in a new venue for the choir, there had been some anxiety amongst singers that low numbers and almost 2 years of rehearsing on Zoom might affect our performance. Doors and windows were open to keep choir and audience safe, so all in all a rather unusual environment for everyone! 
As soon as we began to sing our first song, it was apparent that there had been no need to worry! Everyone sang confidently and with great enthusiasm which soon transmitted to the audience. Admittedly there were one or two wobbly starts, but the joy of singing together again was in no way diminished. Songs we had learnt virtually, Thina Simunye, Hamba Kahle, All is Calm and Cold, Kadja Pojo, Lay down Sister and Until we Meet each Other Again were as polished as old favourites Shoshaloza and Lulajze Jesu.
There are a number of thanks to be given for the success of the concert. Carl has done a wonderful job keeping the choir going throughout the pandemic, supported by our hardworking Committee.
We are very grateful indeed to Sandy Lane Methodist Church for allowing us to use the Church free of charge for the concert and to Mick, who has looked after us so well.
Thanks to all the "resting" members who for one reason or another weren't able to come to rehearsals but continued to support the choir, and to the singers who couldn't make it on the night. 
And finally, thanks to our singers who really did bring joy to the corner of the world that is Melton and to our audience who responded so generously.
 
 
Programme
Sula Lula
Gloucestershire Wassail 
Carol of the bells
Thina Simunye 
Hamba Kahle 
All is calm and cold
Shosholoza
Lulajze Jezunui
Forever Young 
Kadja Podjoh 
Abasundu Nabamhlope
The Xmas Blues
Nu tendas tusen
Long Walk to Freedom
Until we meet each other again
 
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