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Tuesday 27 November 2018

Brighton-Based Choir For Homeless & Marginalised Singers Perform In The Big Christmas Singalong

A Brighton-based choir for people who've experienced homelessness and marginalisation will perform at Brighton Dome Concert Hall for the first time, as part of The Big Christmas Singalong!
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The Choir with No Name opened their Brighton branch in August this year, and the new singers will be joining the charity's London choir for their annual Big Christmas Singalong, at Brighton Dome Concert Hall on Thursday 13th December 2018. 

Performing their inimitable take on the Christmas classics, The Choir with No Name is excited to be joined by very special guests, the Brighton Gay Men's Chorus.

The Choir with No Name Brighton is already 40 members strong and growing. 

They rehearse every Monday at One Church in the city centre, and each rehearsal is followed by a hot meal together cooked by a team of volunteers. 

Paul, a London choir member, said:

"The love from the choir and the support they have given me - making sure I'm not alone at Christmas anymore - has really touched my heart. 

"I've always had bad memories of Christmas, but now I look forward to it and have great memories that will live with me for ever." 


Members, who are largely from the homeless and recovery community, are offered an opportunity to make friends, learn new skills and grow in confidence, all through the power of singing together in a safe, non-judgmental space.

The choir is run in partnership with Brighton Housing Trust who employ the choir manager, as well as provide members with direct access to their support services.

This year, the charity's 10th anniversary, is particularly special as it will also see their brand new Brighton choir take to the legendary Brighton Dome stage for the first time.

The Big Christmas Singalong at Brighton Dome Concert Hall on Thursday 13th December 2018. CLICK HERE for tickets.

by: Mike Cobley




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