On Saturday May 7 2022, Acapellies Community Choir performed Songs of Fortitude for the first time in St Laurence’s Church, Stroud.
Through word-of-mouth and a few posters around the town 160 people heard the concert over two half-hour shows. They were invited to close their eyes as the 36-strong choir sang around them in a large circle.
The songs were of Ukranian, Polish, Georgian, Sioux, White American and British origin.
At the end, the audience rose as one in a standing ovation.
The event was un-ticketed but there was a collection on the door for GARAS, the Gloucester-based refugee charity.
An amazing £864 was raised!
This will be sent to GARAS to support their important local work.