Many Voices/One Voice: We Are One Community

Looking forward to the Spring 2019 session of the Machine! Rehearsals begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 13 at the Senior Center.

We’ve got some great sub-themes going between the songs for our spring program. One is *Shine*. I’m starting an arrangement of the Joe Jenks song “Lady of the Harbor”:
And she welcomes them with open arms
she says, “Let my children in.”
Shine on, shine on, o you Lady of the Harbor.

From “Everybody Is a Star,” by Sly and the Family Stone:
Everybody is a star—-I can feel it when you shine on me
Shine, shine, shine shine

From John Lennon’s “Instant Karma”:
And we all shine on, like the moon and the stars and the sun

Another sub-theme is voice. From the Wailin’ Jennys, “One Voice”:
This is the sound of one voice. One people, one voice.
A song for every one of us.

From “The Turning of the World,” by Ruth Pelham:
With every voice, with every song, we will move this world along
and our lives will feel the echoes of our turning.