Doncaster Quirky Choir celebrates brilliant women

The Quirky Choir in practice at The Points Arts Centre,South Parade,Doncaster
The Quirky Choir in practice at The Points Arts Centre,South Parade,Doncaster
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Come along to the Gallery at The Point on Wednesday from 7.30pm and listen as the Quirky Choir perform songs inspired by Brilliant Women from all over the world.

Choirleader Janet Wood has just returned from Zimbabwe where she was inspired by a group of local women to create new music and lyrics.

Janet explained: “I wrote a song called ‘Umfazi Olesizotha’ which means ‘Strong Woman’ with some local women. We used the chorus and then created new verses about strong women we know. One, for instance, was a choir member’s sister who brought her up when their mother died; another is the Spanish grandmother of another choir member who was arrested as a spy during the war.”

“We are also singing a song called Nana Was A Suffragette by Jules Gibb, another song about civil rights campaigner Rosa Parkes, then two songs about brilliant men who have passed on - Asimbonanga about Nelson Mandela and Somos El Barco which Pete Seeger used to sing.”

The performance is free. The Brilliant Women exhibition is open until Saturday 8 March.