Having been unable to meet since March 2020 because of Covid restrictions PATH are hoping and praying for a return to their weekly meetings in September 2021. We have all missed meeting one another so much, and of course Libby Egwuba’s inspirational leadership.
PATH has supported Gatton Community Theatre productions since the choir began in 2007, most recently for GCT’s The Wind in the Willows which took place at Gatton Park in 2018.
PATH will once again be part of Gatton Community Theatre’s summer performances of The Passion at Gatton Park in July 2022.
PATH choir (Praise God and Take Heart) was formed in September 2007. Libby Egwuba, the choir’s director, had always wanted a choir and especially one that sang Gospel music. After talking to Rev’d Val Williams of Merstham parish, Libby decided to set up PATH in the hope that people would come along and learn about singing, and Gospel music in particular. She also wanted to share her love of worshipping God and hoped others would do the same.
Just two months after PATH was started they played a group of carol singers in GCT’s Christmas production, The Twelve Days Of Christmas. This was a very successful debut for PATH. Thirteen years on and the choir now has an established pattern of concerts at both Easter and Christmas and is invited to perform at other local churches and different events in unusual locations – as well, of course, as continuing to support GCT productions.
There are now around 30 members of the choir who practise at All Saints Church, South Merstham, each Wednesday evening during termtime. Having been unable to meet since March 2019 because of Covid restrictions PATH are hoping and praying for a return to their weekly meetings in September.