We share a bond with the Newman Center Catholic Community @ UCSD, not just because they are also Christian and rent space from us, but in other ways as well.
These videos are snippets of one of them. It was their music director's (Julie Marner) last Sunday before going on sabbatical. Their interim music director is also our new music director, Tom O'Sullivan, so the Good Sam choir was invited to join in.
See if you can spot the Good Sammers (and Tom), mixed in with four Catholic choirs. Our choir is normally the size of the alto section (behind the piano). For those of you who don't know Julie, she's at the piano! The first piece is "Baba Yetu" (the Lord's Prayer in Swahili).
And these tunes should be familiar to those who were at Good Sam last Sunday -- although we weren't this big or loud!
It was so much fun to sing in a group as large as this. Hopefully, there are more combined efforts in the future with our choir and the Newman's, especially as our two communities figure out further ways of coming together.
(Leanne Shawler is the communications director at Good Sam. She also sings in the choir.)