A friend sent me a link to this article on Pete Seeger, an excellent obituary, knowing that I would like it, that I would be happy to have my own philosophy affirmed.
Singing is something that everyone can and should do. Singing in a crowd is magical and powerful. At choir, we know that and love to sing every Monday, and we especially love it when we go out singing and get a crowd to sing along with us!
Check out the video below. Powerful. This Land is Your Land.
He was a person who believed deeply that people should sing, in groups, with harmony, in public — and not just in church. He was a passionate director of probably thousands of pickup choirs, formed at the beginnings of performances and disbanded when they were over...And he believed that everyone should do it, that people should retain the ability to get in a room and sing, because it was good for you, and because it taught people to pitch in and be brave.