Sing Space, the West End Musical choir sprung out of the pandemic are dedicated to two things: Show tunes and harnessing the power of choral singing to eradicate loneliness. (In short they're our kind of people!) When the opportunity arose earlier this year to work with Sing Space we jumped at the chance - and luckily, they felt the same!
"When I discovered the Choir with No Name, I knew we had to jump in and support them. The very real science behind the mental and wellbeing benefits of choir singing can be transformative and the work Choir with No Name does is desperately needed. When I heard they provide so much more than singing - the hot meals, the community and pastoral care - I was even more convinced that we should use the reach of Sing Space to support their brilliant quest."
- Rachel, Sing Space Founder
Kicking off the partnership SingFest are hosting a benefit gig for our choirs including 1,000 voices from across the Sing Space network. With all profits going towards keeping our choirs singing and, the night being hosted by West End leading lady - and Olivier award winner - Cassidy Janson, this is a concert not to be missed! We'll be celebrating choral music, all things musical theatre and the undeniable joy that comes from singing together.
We're hugely excited to work with Sing Space who aim to bring the most joyful Musical Theatre experiences to areas that wouldn't usually have the opportunity. Prioritising community, mental health and singing technique as an antidote to loneliness - they've already supported Gareth Malone on his no.1 tour and in the West End and, have been featured nationally and on BBC London with Gaby Roslin. Their ambassadors include some of the most well known and highly regarded West End stars including Kerry Ellis, Alice Fearn, Karis Anderson, and Gina Beck.
We know that singing in our choirs not only which foster confidence, new skills and often offers a renewed sense of purpose and belonging, but the science behind choral singing actually suggests it improves mental health and even immune function.
"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."
- Dan, Liverpool Choir
The hope behind this collaboration is that Sing Space’s impressive reach across the UK and connections within the Musical space will in turn extend Choir with No Name’s reach to singing communities who also see the transformative power in the simple idea: Singing can make anybody feel good.
“I am thrilled to be able to announce our new partnership with Sing Space. We at The Choir with No Name, and the thousands of singers in Sing Space choirs know from experience that singing makes you feel good and helps you to build confidence, skills and genuine, long-lasting friendships. We will be working together to harness this joy of singing to raise money and to give people with experience of homelessness a place to sing their heart out when going through tough times. Sing Space, thank you for your generous support and energy – we look forward to working with you!”
- Kate Wareham, the Choir with No Name CEO
We hope you'll join us, Saturday 1st July, at Cadogan Hall as we kick off our partnership in style! Tickets available here.