We plan to discuss the Progressive Alliance and campaigning with Martin Schmierer and Phil Dipalma from Norwich and the Eastern Greens.
Who are we?
The Green Choir is open to anyone who enjoys singing. It is open to Green Party members and supporters and to people who have broadly green views. We only started singing together in February this year but have already learned quite a few songs. We believe that everyone can sing so we welcome both experienced singers and those who only sing in the shower. (And there is extra help available for anyone who wants it.) We encourage all members to contribute what they can to our rehearsals. We sing unaccompanied at the moment but may call on the skills of any instrumentalists in the group.
Why do we sing?
We sing because we enjoy it. We hope that we can make a political contribution through our singing through raising awareness of issues and through protest.
What do we sing?
We are a political choir and sing about the environment, climate change, social justice, equality, and peace. Our repertoire is growing all the time and we hope to learn songs from other cultures and in other languages too. Sometimes our songs are in three- or four-part harmony and sometimes we sing rounds or in unison.
Where do we sing?
Our first performances will be to support Green Party stalls in various North Norfolk towns. After the election we hope to sing at political demonstrations, environmental events and cultural occasions. We may even try busking. Much of our singing will be outdoors – but not all.
How can you find out more?
If you would like to know more or would like to join The Green Choir, please contact Barbara Wyvill: email@example.com
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