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Monday, October 12, 2009

Benefit Concert


Tonight I attended one of the best high school choir concerts I've ever been to. Our local high school did a combined concert with the Gospel choir from a college in Grand Rapids. The proceeds went toward digging a well in Malawi, Africa. This is an area where the women have to walk between 4 and 15 miles one way just to get water for their families, and they sometimes walk this distance twice in a day. The kids wanted to work on a humanitarian project and chose this one. They have also been enjoying singing gospel music and thought this would be a good way to raise money.
They invited the gospel choir for Calvin College in Grand Rapids, to join them and had their director come and do some teaching on singing gospel music. You may have heard of Marvin Sapp, who is a well known gospel singer. He is from Grand Rapids and was taught by this director. One of the songs they sang tonight was written by Marvin Sapp and the director taped it to pass on to him. The kids were pretty impressed by this.
There were 3 choirs involved; the regular high school choir, the Chamber Choir from the school and the Gospel Choir. Each sang some songs alone, then ended as the picture above shows them, all together, singing the grand finale - "He never failed me yet".
It was a great end to the evening.

18 comments:

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

What a great project! I'm always amazed when I hear what these women go through on a daily basis.

Terri said...

I bet it was good. I love some good gospel music!

Lara Gisela said...

It must have been a wonderful evening. And what a great project!

A Stone Gatherer said...

O.K. don't tell Patty, but I'm sorry I missed it! I was lazy, yes lazy. I didn't get out of my workout clothes all day and had a ponytail holding the front part of my hair back. I thought it will take far to much effort to fix all this!!! Bummer, but she told me I would be sorry. She was right!

TJ said...

That sounds like a wonderful time. We are so blessed here in the USA in spite of all that's going on. Most of can't walk 3 miles, much less carry water. The kids must feel so good raising money for such a worthy cause.

Pat said...

Oh, I have loved to been along..that's my kind of music, and that last song is one of my favorites!!
The cause is beyond what a lot of us can even imagine.We are so blessed.

Sneaky Momma said...

Looks like an evening to remember. What a great cause! I'm sure Mr. Sapp will love the performance. :)

Cherdecor said...

That is a worthy project. I am glad you enjoyed the concert.

Heart2Heart said...

Mari,

I could just imagine what it must have been like hearing all those beautiful voices singing just for God and for his people. Powerful to say the very least!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Connie said...

Wasn't it great? Did you hear my 2 grandsons singing? (I did) I love that kind of music and when it is sung by our kids it is even better. What a talented bunch. Many thanks goes to Mr. Bush.

Kim said...

Sounds wonderful! I do enjoy Argentine music but would like to hear some familiar music as well :-)

Bonnie said...

We have so much to be thankful for. Even big things like water ... that to us seem like little things. What a great benefit concert ! I loved reading this because it reminds me again ...

PERSPECTIVE. I need to keep my life in it !!

Lois Lane II said...

How cool!! I love chamber singing.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

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Nancy said...

We are so blessed to be able to have a public school still putting on concers like this. I think some of those kids came to sing at the N.H. on Monday.. They are good!!!

2Thinks said...

Wow, wish I'd gone to this concert! Lucky me though, I get to hear more about it in less than 24 hours- from the horse's mouth, so to speak. Can't wait! See you there.

Mary Lee said...

Very cool!

Patti VZ said...

Sounds like a great evening - for all involved!