Amazing choirs raised the roof at CredSing as part of Crediton Festival

By Crediton Courier Newspaper   |   Editorial   |
Monday 3rd July 2017 2:28 pm
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Copplestone Community Choir at the Big Sing at CredSing.

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CREDSING, a singing event featuring local choirs and held in Crediton Congregational Church as part of CredFest 2017, was a huge success with 250 people singing in glorious harmony.

Choirs from Totnes, Topsham, Exeter, Tiverton, Bow, Copplestone and the Crediton area took part.

The "BIG SING" saw all 250 people raising the roof with exhilarating six-part harmony!

"Let Freedom Ring!" was one of the "BIG SING" gospel-style songs that was written by Helen Yeomans (leader of "Glorious Chorus").

Alison Whittall, leader of the Crediton Community Choir and the event organiser, said it was a joy to hear so many voices blending as one through the power of song.

The newly-formed Crediton Community Choir, together with Ploughcappella (Alison’s North Devon Choir) created a massed choir of more than 50 to sing "Love will Never Break Me" (Ali Burns) and an epic version of "Life on Mars" by David Bowie.

Alison says it would be great if the event inspired more people to join and sing together.

She explained: "It is so good for your well-being! Come and join Crediton Community Choir on Monday nights from September 18, when we begin the Autumn term!

"Also come and massage your heart in harmony at Heartsong on Sunday, June 25, in Exeter Friends Meeting House, from 7pm. All welcome!"

A total of £610 was collected and donated on the CredSing "Big Sing" night to the charity "Second Sight" that cures blindness by simple cataract operations in one of the poorest states of North East India.

Alison added: "I am so delighted. Such a joyful, uplifting harmonious community event also literally regained the sight of 30 blind people in Bahir, India!"

Donations of £150 were also given to the Crediton Congregational Church for its support for the event and £150 to CredFest.

Alan Quick

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