From The Archive - Week 22

From The Archive - Week 22
Type of post: Choir news item
Posted By: Dave Johnson
Status: Current
Date Posted: Fri, 2 Oct 2020
For this week's FTA, we're revisiting this week in 2014, when we travelled to Bath on a sunny Sunday afternoon to sing at a special service to celebrate 25 years of Living Springs MCC in Bath.

Living Springs Metropolitan Community Churches were founded in 1968 in the USA. Their mission was to be at the forefront of the civil rights movement in the US and later, worldwide, by addressing issues on race, gender, sexual orientation and other human rights violations. 

In 1989, a branch of the church was started in Bath by Cecilia Eggleton, who later became a member of Sing Out Bristol. It initially met at Cecilia's home and then in a variety of venues, including the Bath CVS offices, before renting space at St Michael’s Day Centre in the centre of Bath. In 1998 it moved to the United Reformed Church Halls in Grove Street. Unfortunately, it closed in 2018, and held its last service on Sunday 23rd September.

Our deputy MD, Gena is a member and former director of Living Springs in her native US.

We performed twice during the afternoon - 5 songs at the main service and another 3 during the post-service reception.




Main Performance
I Say a Little Prayer
Let The River Run
One Day Like This
Seasons of Love
Somewhere Over the Rainbow

2nd Performance
Shine
Top of the World
Viva La Vida


"Please can you pass on my most enormous thanks to the choir for Sunday. Having you there to entertain during tea was lovely, and the singing during the service was both beautiful and moving.

Thank you all so much for being part of our celebration, and for your involvement in the worship. I have had several emails from those present complimenting your beautiful voices, and one or two asking how they can be involved with "Sing Out". I have been directing them to your website...

I personally hope to be able to hear the whole choir in action soon. I know it will be fantastic.

So, thanks again, and God bless.

Mia"




An audience member partially filmed Let The River Run