North Central Counterpoints: Jenny Rebecca
Came across this video on Facebook, and I have to say… it’s been a very, very long time since I’ve been genuined moved by something I saw on social media. Facebook, especially.
During my senior year of high school, I got to join the Counterpoints – the top concert/show choir at our school. I sang in some choirs when I was younger, but it wasn’t until my senior year that I did it as a teenager, officially.
I’d been involved in music for a long time, mostly playing violin in orchestras (my senior year, I was concertmaster). But singing (and dancing) on stage and in public was a very new thing.
I got to glimpse a lot into the world of choir, and even took a turn on stage in a musical (it was as an extra, but I wasn’t in the pit for a change).
While learning the violin via the Suzuki method helped solidify a whole set of songs in my memory, there are several songs from this year of singing that still stay with me. Sing Dem Hern is one of them, and Jenny Rebecca is another.
I think I may have heard some mention of a group video/song like this, but I think I missed the official invitation. Regardless, seeing (and listening) to this video was a joyful, lovely thing. Particularly in a time when there are so few joyful, lovely things to be had.
I’ve forgotten how fantastic it is, to lend ones voice to a choir – to become a part of some larger energy greater than any single, individual part. It’s rare for me to sing much anymore, but this was a lovely reminder of what can happen when we all gather together.
What a lovely, lovey thing to see and to hear. Thank you, Counterpoints.