The Hills Singers were delighted to end their 2016-17 season with a concert in support of Malvern Hills Amnesty Group at St Peter’s in Cowleigh Bank. Despite a hot and busy weekend of events in Malvern, The Singers Performed to an appreciative audience and raised £185 for Amnesty International.
Ruth Forecast, introduced Malvern Hills Amnesty Group at the concert and afterwards sent her thanks to The Hills Singers:
and a letter was sent by the Amnesty Group to the Malvern Gazette:
Thank you to the Hills Singers Choir [sic] whose wonderful concert, Voices of the Unheard, was performed on Saturday July 1 in aid of Amnesty International UK (Malvern Hills Group).
The programme was chosen by the Hills Singers was to accentuate the human rights work of Amnesty in a musical way.
The programme clearly reflected this in the variety and wide range of music from negro spirituals and songs to help through difficult times.
Some of the pieces were particularly memorable, such as the local composer Liz Johnson’s Why Do The Nations Rage Together and folk songs The Deportees and Morecambe Bay reminding us of those terrible disasters suffered by Mexican fruit pickers and Chinese cockle pickers. These are the real Voices of the Unheard and very relevant to present times and news.
The final pieces in the second half such as You’ll Never Walk Alone and Balm [in Gilead] ended to fill us with joy.
A truly beautiful evening of choral music and significant for our present times in light of Amnesty’s petition to bring an end to indefinite detention.
A heartfelt thank you to all of the Hills Singers from us all at Malvern Hills Amnesty Group. It was unforgettable.