MORRISET – When I first went to Papua New Guinea, my pastor Dad gave me one bit of advice.
"Peter you must listen to the church choirs."
And, what do you know, my university-assigned house at Fort Banner was next door to Vincent's, who was the conductor of the local Catholic church choir.
I was able to enjoy hearing them practice every Friday evening.
During my time at the university, I was privileged to travel all around PNG from Tabubil to Bomana to Buka and never missed the chance of listening to a church choir.
They were wonderful experiences, so thank you Vincent and your choir members, wherever you may be. You gave me hope, and a belief that humanity and its love of beauty is universal.
I know this choir is from the Solomons but the spirit of the music is the same as it is in Papua New Guinea.
And be assured Vincent's choir practising at Fort Banner was even better.
Here the choir of All Saints, Honiara, is singing ‘God yu tekkem laef blo mi’ (God, take my life).
It’s a remix and the original is better but it's so beautiful I felt I must share it with you this Sunday morning.