The Choir with No Name runs choirs for homeless and marginalised people. We’re a diverse bunch of folks; all genders, all colours, all ages - everyone is welcome.
We sing pop, rock, soul, gospel, reggae, musicals... you name it, we’ll give it a go... although we’ve yet to try any thrash metal or grime. We have four choirs: in Birmingham, Liverpool, our recently merged London 'superchoir' (run in partnership with Look Ahead) and Brighton (run in partnership with Brighton Housing Trust). We have plans to launch a new choir in Brighton later in the year. Each choir gets together to rehearse every week (with a decent dinner at the end of rehearsal!) and we perform regularly.
We were founded on the premise that singing makes you feel good; it distracts you from all the nonsense in life and helps you to build up your confidence and abilities.
We aim to...
- have a brilliant time at rehearsals
- give performances that leave the audience gagging for more!
- support each other in our dreams and ambitions, musical or otherwise.
We also deliver singing workshops in each of the cities where we work, motivated by a desire to share the joy of singing with as many disadvantaged people as possible (and hopefully recruit a few more choir members along the way!).