Choirs bring Christmas Cheer to London

Poverty beating Christmas Carols!

For many of us December is full of rushing around; last minute gift buying, making sure you don’t forget the sprouts(!) and ensuring the home is as perfect as can be before the family arrive. Our wonderful Choirs for Change singers have been bringing festive cheer to those busy commuters dashing home for Christmas.

More than seventy hours of carols have been sung by fifty-five choirs, with schools, community groups, rock choirs, chamber choirs and even a Health Poverty Action choir all taking part. A huge, special thanks go to all the singers involved with:

Accarhythmia and Chordiac Arrest, All Saint’s Primary School, Allen Edward’s School, BEIS Choir, Bethy Reeves and Friends choirs, Blackheath Choir, Blackheath High School, Carpe Harmonia, Chandos Chamber Choir, Charles Dickens’ Primary School, Cherry Pie Music, Coppetts Wood School, East London Chorus, Evelyn Day School, Felix’s Rock Choir, Fleet Singers, Goldsmiths A Capella, Gospel Oak School, Haimo Primary School, Hampstead Chamber Choir, Heathmere Primary School, Henry Cavendish School, Herbert Morrison School, Horn Park Primary School, Health Poverty Action Choir, IC Choir, Jo Nicholls and multiple choirs (including Putney High School), Kingstones, Koruso, Lewisham Choral Society, London City Voices, London Humanist Choir, London Welsh Chorale, Millenium Maritime School, North Camden Choir, North Downs Chorus, Nossa Voz, Park Life, Prendergast Vale School, Redriff School, Riverside School, Sing Streatham, St Catherine’s Catholic School, St James Hatcham Primary, St Joseph’s RC School, St Paul’s School, St.Mary’s School, Starling Arts, Strawberry Theives, Thornhill School, Treblemakers, UCL Music Society, ULCC and Welsh Rugby Choir

We are delighted to announce that from the Choirs for Change collections our choirs at London stations have raised a staggering total of over £16,000. Thank you so much to everyone who raised their voices for change!

Trinity Boy’s Choir also performed two wonderful sets at St Michael and All Angels, West Croydon and Southwark Cathedral with Health Poverty Actions collections at each performance.

On top of that, there were also choirs singing in stations throughout the UK. There were performances from Bluebell Primary School in Norwich, North East Gospel Choir in Newcastle, Sing Healthy in Reading, Caldy Valley Voices in Chester and Vocal Harmony in Cardiff.

So if you donated to a Health Poverty Action choir at Angel, Archway, Balham, Barnes, Bexleyheath, Blackheath, Canada Water, Cannon Street, Charing Cross, East Finchley, East Putney, Golders Green, Kidbrooke, London Bridge, North Greenwich, Old Street, Pimlico, Putney or Waterloo East – THANK YOU.

Thank you for standing in solidarity with health workers, activists and communities worldwide to improve health and challenge the causes of poverty.