Our choir members are people who have experienced homelessness, or are simply going through a tough time in their lives.
We want our choirs to provide a safe space where people can express themselves, without being labelled or judged. We aim for our choirs to help members build their confidence and skills, and make genuine, life long friendships, so that they are then in a better position to tackle the other challenges in their lives, and move away from homelessness long-term.
We also have an aim to reduce the stigma faced by our members in wider society.
This is how we're doing:
In 2019/20 :
- We reached a cumulative audience of 15,700 people through our gigs, reducing stigma by showcasing the many talents of our members!
- A total of 748 people sang with our choirs, either through attending rehearsals, participating in an outreach singing workshop or taking part in one of our community projects.
- 299 new members joined us, and we delivered 192 rehearsals.
We're really proud of our achievements, and would love to share them with you.
Click HERE to view our Impact Report 2020.
(You can see Impact Reports from previous years at the bottom of this page)
What our members say
"If my life was a ladder, when I joined choir I was on the bottom rung. Choir is a really happy space - I’ve made a lot of life-long friends. Coming to choir was the start of me climbing up that ladder and becoming the confident person I am today."
"When you’re homeless, so much of what you experience strips you of your dignity. The Choir with No Name gave me hope & optimism. It was my North Star in a constellation of helplessness. It gave me my dignity back." Ronnie, London
“People don’t realise that anybody can find themselves homeless for all sorts of reasons: I was lost and didn’t know how to find any direction. Quite simply, Choir with No Name has given me something to live for." Bill, Birmingham
I look forward to the choir every week and always leave with a warm glow inside. It is a great way to interact with new people and does a lot to boost self-confidence and relieve stress." Oliver, London
"The Choir has been a big part of my life over the last year now. I first started going to the choir whilst I was in a hostel and not in the best place mentally - I had a lot of issues going on with family and other things. The Choir has actually saved my life without them even knowing it, because they helped lift me out of a dark place with their joyful and non-judgmental attitude and amazing friendly atmosphere. They helped me take my mind off everything and have no worries one night a week." Gareth, Liverpool
"Everyone is super friendly and welcoming that it comforts me, whatever my mood. I find it helpful emotionally, stabilising me whnever i am down." Brighton choir member
"Music really does save people and through music the Choir with No Name also saves people. It provides joy, encouragement and unconditional love. Choir is a force for good in an often dark and lonely world.”
If you want to help us continue our work offering hope and harmony to those affected by homelessness, you can make a donation HERE