“The Choir with No Name runs choirs for homeless people and other men and women from the very edges of our society. We’re a diverse bunch of people; male and female, black and white, big and small, young and er, not quite as young, up and down…
We sing pop, rock, soul, gospel, reggae, musicals… you name it, we’ll give it a go… although we’ve yet to try any thrash metal or grime. We have four choirs: two in London, one in Birmingham and one in Liverpool. Each choir gets together to rehearse every week (with a decent dinner at the end of rehearsal!) and we perform regularly.
We were founded on the premise that singing makes you feel good; it distracts you from all the nonsense in life and helps you to build up your confidence and abilities.
We aim to…
- have a brilliant time at rehearsals
- give performances that leave the audience gagging for more!
- support each other in our musical (and other!) dreams and ambitions
We also deliver singing workshops in each of the cities where we work, motivated by a desire to share the joy of singing with as many disadvantaged people as possible (and hopefully recruit a few more choir members along the way!).”
Here are some photos of the Belles – THE CAKE FAIRIES – with the Choir.