Do you want to start a choir for homeless or otherwise marginalised adults in your community? Here at the Choir with No Name, we love nothing more than seeing choirs popping up across the country to support vulnerable groups and sing together to change life for the better. We are more than happy to share our love and expertise, and we're currently developing different ways of doing so, so if this sounds of interest, drop us a line at email@example.com.
One idea we're developing is for your choir to become "part of the Choir with No Name family". This means you get to affiliiate to us and we can offer support with how to run rehearsals, how to recruit a top-notch choir director, all that sort of thing. One choir we have supported in that way is the mighty:
Wrexham One Love Choir is hosted by support services charity CAIS, with choir director James Sills - a highly experienced choir leader and good friend of CWNN. It was the brain child of Wrexham MP Ian Lucas, following the success of the first Wrexham Singing Streets festival in 2016. He brought members of Gateway Church and charity leaders in Wrexham together with The Choir with No Name to launch a choir for people who have experienced homelessness, addiction, mental health issues, or who are otherwise vulnerable or marginalised. It’s thought the group is one of the first community choirs of its kind in Wales, and we absolutely delighted to welcome them into the The Choir with No Name family.
Wrexham One Love Choir rehearses at Trinity Church, Wrexham at 11am every Wednesday, with all practices followed by a communal hot lunch.
We helped ScotsCare, the charity for Scots in London, setup a choir in the capital back in 2018. Led by the supremely talented and good friend to CWNN, Alice Grant, the choir has been going from strength to strength, with many members commenting on the positive impact this has had on their own wellbeing.
They meet every Monday near Euston from 4.30-7pm to rehearse and then enjoy some food afterwards.