Project: Sing For Freedom Choir
Musical Director: Gemma Storr
The Sing for Freedom refugee choir was originally founded by the charity Freedom from Torture in 2016, and is made up of current and former clients of the charity, as well as staff and local residents.
The choir lost their funding from Freedom from Torture in 2018 and, after a successful crowdfunding campaign it is now a project of Together Productions, a not for profit community interest company.
Through rehearsals and performances, the choir has created a community for refugees and asylum seekers who have made their homes in the UK after facing extreme difficulties in their countries of origin. The therapeutic impact of being part of the choir has changed lives. As one of the members says "One of the worst things about torture is that it silences you….the choir has given me back a voice".
Help the Sing for Freedom Choir keep singing
We are dependent on ongoing fundraising to keep this amazing choir going.
Please donate here
Photos: Joe Bloom
Come and join us – Sing for Freedom is always open to new members - you don't need any experience and everyone is welcome. We rehearse on Thursdays from 12pm – 1:00pm, currently rehearsals take place online, so you can join us from wherever you are in the world! Drop us a line if you are interested: firstname.lastname@example.org
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