8 October 2011 at St Mark’s Church Harrogate
What sweeter musicke …
- Motets by Lassus – Videntes stellam, Surgens Jesus, Surrexit Pastor
- Vivaldi Gloria
- Songs of Farewell by Parry – I know my soul hath power, My Soul, there is a country, Never weather-beaten sail, There is an old belief
- Light-hearted conclusion – I do like to be beside the seaside, Name that tune, Teddy bears’ picnic
with Andrew Passmore (organ) and Sam Gardner (conductor).
This concert was in aid of the Neema Crafts Project. Neema Crafts Centre was founded in 2003 by the Diocese of Ruaha, to provide handicrafts training and much-needed employment opportunities for people with disabilities in the Iringa region of Tanzania, and to change negative attitudes towards them in local society. There’s a great stigma attached to having a disability in Tanzania, and the centre provides dignity and hope for many people who previously relied on street begging or were hidden away at home, unable to support themselves and their families. Neema is place of creativity, compassion and hope where lives are transformed everyday. The centre also includes a physiotherapy unit for disabled children, an award winning cafe entirely staffed by deaf people, a welcoming guest house which is the first in the world to be run by people with disabilities, a conference room and internet cafe.