The next program in the series of Songs That Can Change the World will take place the weekend of April 27th-29th. We will immerse in the history and music of the South African freedom movement, focusing primarily on the life and work of Nelson Mandela. The details are below, along with trailers of the two films we will be showing for free.
2. Saturday April 28th 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM We will pick up the history where the biography left off the night before, watching the popular Clint Eastwood film Invictus starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. It is rated PG-13 for minimal profanity.
3. Saturday April 28th 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM We will have supper together learn about the Freedom Songs of the anti-apartheid movement and sing some of those songs that are sung most today in American churches, including Siyahamba, Thuma Mina, We Shall Not Give Up the Fight, and Freedom Is Coming (Oh Freedom). These songs powered the anti-apartheid movement, and they inspire, empower and encourage those who sing them today. Annemieke McLane will lead us. (Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to provide some of the food.)
4. Sunday April 29th 8:50 AM You are invited to join the choir rehearsing the South Africa freedom songs at 8:50 AM accompanied by master percussionist Steve Ferraris. Steve has performed them with the Thetford Chamber Singers. We invite anyone who knows and loves these songs to sing with us Sunday morning—please invite any you think would be interested.
5. Sunday April 29th 10:00 AM We will sing the songs in an inspiring, uplifting worship service that will support the songs with stories, scriptures and reflection and send us out to carry on the movement for oneness, justice and peace in our own time, our own place, our own way.