Margaret River’s Sacred World Music Choir celebrates World Water Day at Rivermouth

Warren HatelyAugusta Margaret River Times
The Sacred World Music Choir at Rivermouth on Tuesday.
Camera IconThe Sacred World Music Choir at Rivermouth on Tuesday. Credit: Johann Tonon

Margaret River’s Sacred World Music Choir met at the Rivermouth on Tuesday evening to commemorate World Water Day.

The 45-strong, all-female ensemble celebrated the day in recognition of the interconnectedness of communities around the world and their reliance on water as the “essence of life”.

Spokeswoman Hettie Enderes told the Times the group met weekly, and often used songs to honour special occasions and issues of global significance.

For World Water Day, the women and their supporters held a ceremony with freshly picked flowers and a candle mandala, singing songs from around the world including one in a Noongar language.

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The women then took their tribute to the water’s edge in what Mrs Enderes described as a touching ceremony.

“It’s about anything that comes back to looking after the earth,” she said.

“Yesterday was dedicated to water.

“It’s got a good community feel to it.

“It’s for people to be aware of where we are in the world as a whole and our water is what keeps us alive.”

The choir was a non-religious group focused on global connection and recently branched out to include an all-male choir which was going from strength to strength, Mrs Enderes said.

To find out more, visit the choir’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

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