Gonna rise, gonna rise up singing
Gonna raise the bucket from down in the well
And I feel like I’m just beginning
Cause I made that choice, to raise that voice
And that bucket’s gonna rise, rise up singing
Reasons for singing are probably as many as all the colours in all the windows of every windowed place of worship in the world, real or imagined.
And at the same time, maybe there is after all, only one fundamental reason: to express a passion that cannot be conveyed so well in any other way. Shared passion is one of those things that keeps us feel fully alive, and fully human.
From start to finish the March listings illustrate this diversity within a unified purpose – to “rise up singing” as a way of sharing fear, hope, despair and joy. As the days begin to get a little longer perhaps you will feel more like going out to hear some inspiring choral music, so remember to be”alive” in the month which precedes traditional celebrations of rebirth and harbingers of spring in the natural world.