Sing for Water Brighton – July 2019

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Hullabaloo Quire, Zu Choir, Dawn Chorus, Brighton Vox, and RiSing joined forces for a beautifully harmonious aquatic a cappella adventure in support of Water Aid.

Water Aid!

HUGE thanks to everyone involved in #SingforWater #Brighton – singers, audience & volunteers. It was such a special gig. The generosity of spirit & energy in the hall was wonderful! We’ve counted £622.42 in the @WaterAidUK collection buckets alone. Total raised coming soon. 💦💙

Each of the choirs performed a couple of songs from their current repertoire.

The choirs then came together to perform the set list of Sing for Water London songs. A lot of the choir members will be singing at that event also.

The songs we sang together are:


This song is from Lesotho and is in teh Sesotho language. Roughly translated and paraphrased it means: Blimey! Unvelievable! Peace and and blessings in the name of the Spirit.

Love is Everyone

From the musical “Our Gay Wedding” by Benjamin Till and Nathan Taylor. Arr. Jamie Dawes-Hughes.

Mni Wiconi

This song was composed by Sara Thomsen. Inspired by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and all the tribes, nations , people coming together in North Dakota to protect teh water and halt the construction of teh Dakota Access Pipeline.

Mni Wiconi is Lakota for Water is Life.

Megruli Nana

A traditional Georgian lullaby, from Samagrelo, West Georgia.


A traditional South African Xhosa folk song.

So Much Magnificence

This is a song of devotion from the Sannyasin community.

The River

Composed by Coco Love Alcorn (2016) and adapted bySophia Efthimou. Sophia, the MD of Zu Choir, and one of the four lead conductors of the massed choir, sang the solo on this song.