Up With People
Date: December 28, 2010
I ran across some YouTube references to this while looking up something else, and the memories started to work their magic. I'd be interested to know if there are those among you who sang in "Up With People" or the local "Sing Out" groups of the 60s and forward. I've always been under the impression that these groups were important in the evolution of "swing choirs," later called "show choirs." My older sister and brother were involved, but their popularity, at least the local group's, had waned by the mid-70s when I was of an age to sing with them. I saw a bit of a documentary about UWP, and it painted the group as a right-wing answer to the hippies, anti-war groups, and the like. Supporters claim the group helped avert World War Three. If anyone with personal experience can share, I'd be most appreciative.
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