The Choir with No Name Brighton, a choir involving people who have experienced homelessness and marginalisation, is returning to Brighton Dome on Tuesday 6 December for The Big Christmas Singalong. This year the Choir with No Name will be joined at the unique feel-good event by special guests SK Shlomo, Sambaoke and Rock Choir.
The Choir with No Name’s Big Christmas Singalong at the Dome has become an annual highlight in the Brighton Christmas calendar, with audience members coming back year after year to enjoy festive favourites, from ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ to ‘White Christmas’ and everything in between. All profits and donations from the night support the choir to continue.
The Choir with No Name Brighton opened its doors in August 2018 and is run in partnership with BHT Sussex. The choir rehearse every Monday at All Saints Church in Hove, with each rehearsal followed by a hot meal together, cooked by a team of volunteers. Members have the opportunity to make friends, learn new skills and grow in confidence, all through the power of singing together as part of a supportive and joyful choir community.
Andy Winter, Chief Executive of BHT Sussex, said:
I have known several members of the Choir for many years, seeing them at their lowest ebb and now as confident individuals, thanks largely to the Choir. Being part of this amazing Choir family has transformed their lives. I am humbled by the confidence they have acquired. To stand up and sing on the stage of The Dome takes real courage. The changes they have made in their lives has taken much more.
Anna Hardy, Choir Manager of the Choir with No Name Brighton, said:
Being relatively new to the Choir myself, I am super excited for the Christmas Singalong! Rehearsing each week is an utter joy, to be in a room with such amazing people, singing, eating and laughing together. We can’t wait to share the joy with you all.
A member of the choir who is performing at the Christmas concert said:
I didn’t feel like I could go out for years after I lost my best friend. I have now found choir, I come every week, and I’ve even signed up to doing a solo at our big Christmas gig. My wife has noticed a difference in me, I am calmer and happier. The kids love it too, as they get involved in singing with me.
Tickets are selling fast, but are still available at the Brighton Dome website and box office. They cost £14 or £8 with concessions.