Monday, June 7, 2010

Ruby Tuesday Choir Performance

On the weekend we took in a performance of the Gettin' Higher Choir here in Victoria.  I'm posting this photo for Ruby Tuesday because of all the red that the singers are wearing.  I used to be a member of this choir and I love to go and listen to them sing.  It's a "non-audition" choir, which means that anybody who wants to sing can take part--even if you think you can't sing.  I loved that aspect of it because it allowed me (whose voice is less than perfect) to take part in group singing.

The concert was to raise funds for a village in Mozambique that this choir has been supporting for a number of years.  Fundraising has enabled the village to build a school, a medical clinic, a well and many other things to make the lives of the people who live there better. You can read about it here.  It's a wonderful cause, I think. 

Plus the music is terrific.  This is just before their very first song--and you can see how focused everyone is.  The songs they choose are so full of spirit and love, it makes me want to find the time to take part again.  Maybe in the fall....?


  1. It's always a joy to m listen to the choir singing.

    My Ruby Tuesday

  2. Wish I could sing, but I just can't! Great shot. It's amazing how much red there is amongst all the singers. Happy RT.

  3. Hi Joanna,

    Lovely blog and RT post. I lived in Victoria many years ago. I cried when I had to leave. I was attending U Vic. You are so lucky to live there. I'm half a empty nester: one birdie flew the coop and the other one depending on her university acceptance program might follow. Its really hard! But, c'est la vie! I'm a follower. Thanks for sharing.


  4. I LOVE this photo...shows us such comradeship and fun at the same time!!

    My R T is "lady in red"...a portrait of my daughter. Come by and view her if you can find time, I'd love your visit!!

  5. all these people look like they are having fun. Yep I am with Hootin Anni here, I love the pic

  6. I agree that a 'singing for the fun of it' choir just makes you smile and feel good. We have a group (non-performing) that just gets together and sings. I've come in grumpy and left much happier.
    Good RT post.

  7. My wife is in a community band that plays at nursing homes. I love the all-volunteer, pitch-in of your band



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