A New Song

I’ve been on an interesting journey over the past couple of years since I last posted!

Most interesting is the way that, quite unexpectedly, I’ve started running two workplace choirs. One is at BT where I work, and then out of the blue last Summer I was offered the chance to run an another choir at John Lewis at Home and Waitrose in Ipswich.

These have put me in touch with some great people: Manvinder Rattan from John Lewis and the whole Sing for Pleasure organisation.

Most exciting for me, its led to me start a new Community Choir out of the Church where I lead the musica New Song Community Choir.

The title comes from Psalm 40 which has become very important for me:

I waited patiently for the Lord to help me,
and he turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the pit of despair,
out of the mud and the mire.
He set my feet on solid ground
and steadied me as I walked along.
He has given me a new song to sing,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see what he has done and be amazed.
They will put their trust in the Lord. [New Living Translation]

I am praying that for everyone who comes, of any faith, or none,  it will be a fun, encouraging, challenging, friendly community to be part of.  There won’t be any preaching or pressure. But maybe it will become part of the faith journey of some of those who join. God really has given me a New Song to sing, and he offers it to everyone.

Check us out on our website, and come and join us for our first ever session on Monday March 3rd at 8pm at Burlington Baptist Church Centre, Ipswich, Suffolk