An excited choir rehearsed in the afternoon of Sunday 3rd July ready for the 15th Mini festival in aid of WaterAid. Some of us were a little confused as most of the songs were about water and boats, but we managed to distinguish them in the end. ‘Boat on the River’ became ‘Boat on the River Volga’ to the sopranos as our introductory section sounded very Russian! We enjoyed our two African songs as we usually do and we were joined by Dan Ahuma-Akboto of One Root Drummers who comes from Ghana and was wearing a stunning outfit.
We were treated to some European songs by The Shimmering Bees. Most of us were intrigued by the mix of instruments from the hurdy-gurdy to the didgeridoo. Southampton Gay Men’s Chorus sang some glorious harmonies to Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Paul Simon and joined Delicious sounds Choir for our finale – ‘I am a River’.
Everyone enjoyed the interval with our stalls selling scarves, jewellery as well as the raffle, face painting and a wonderful massage that relaxed many members of the choir ready for their performance.
WE RAISED AN AMAZING £3000 FOR WATERAID
Well done to everyone!