|Auntie Gwen's 100th birthday|
It set me thinking about music and the extraordinary thing that happens when people sing together. Just before Christmas, a tv documentary about the Military Wives showed interviews with women who had found that singing and practising as a choir had regularly lifted their spirits. And in the May 7th 2012 issue of the Big Issue on the subject of, 'How to start a revolution', Charles Hazlewood, a BBC conductor and producer, had this to say,
Music can be a healing force for change. It sounds facetious, but I think if people were to sing together every day, I don't think we would have the kind of social divisions we have in society. Music make us feel better about the pople around us'What a generous God to give us such a wonderful 'unecessary' gift as music.