The Choir with No Name London is a choir for people who’ve experienced homelessness, run in partnership with Look Ahead. They’re a diverse bunch – all genders, colours, religions, ages – united by a lived experience of marginalisation. They sing pop, rock, soul, gospel, musicals – you name it, they’ll give it a go! The Choir with No Name have choirs in London, Birmingham, Brighton and Liverpool, and work with over 900 vulnerable adults every year through their rehearsals and outreach singing workshops. Each choir rehearses weekly with a decent hot dinner afterwards, and performs regularly at a huge variety of venues from local homeless hostels to the Royal Festival Hall. Choir with No Name was founded on the premise that singing makes you feel good; it distracts you from all the nonsense in life and helps build confidence, skills and genuine friendships, restoring a sense of self-worth that may have been lost.
Favourite TEDx Talk:
Choir with No Name
Sing from the margins: How a choir transforms lives