Summer is swiftly giving way to fall, and in a year of storms, music and verses have given me solace and hope. At the times I have been too overwhelmed to write this year, the poetry of song has carried me. So today I'm happy to share with you the creative works and supportive people that have lifted me through seasons of uncertainty.
They are the voices and songs of The Stay at Home Choir, a global community of singers formed in quarantine to help musicians continue their craft through lockdown. Open to amateur, student, professional and retired singers alike, ranging from beginners to experts - SAHC has grown into a family of thousands who have formed friendships across the globe while creating beautiful music.
I've been a member of the choir since April, and my SAHC experiences with singers, musicians, and composers around the world have raised me from darkness to light, doubt to hope - and brought words back to my pen when it had fallen silent. To founders Tori Longdon & Jamie Wright, and the hard-working SAHC crew, I am forever thankful - your loving community of singers and the uplifting experiences you've provided has been water for the soul in a time of drought.