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raised of £10,000 target by 16 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,059 to keep the amazing Sing for Freedom choir running!

    Funded on Sunday, 19th January 2020

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    ChoraLegal is an annual concert bringing together some of the finest UK law firm choirs to raise funds for groups doing great work in our communities. This year’s event 2019 features fantastic choirs from Linklaters, Taylor Wessing, Stevens & Bolton and Herbert Smith Freehills, with each group performing their own set of music before a joint performance.

    This is great chance for us to give back to a worthy group and this year we’ve chosen to support a fellow choir in need: the Sing for Freedom choir.

    Introducing a very special choir

    This amazing and unique choir was founded by Freedom from Torture, a charity offering therapeutic care to asylum seekers and refugees in the UK who have suffered torture. It’s a celebration of a shared love of music and a forceful reclamation of voices that torture has cruelly tried to silence.

    One of the worst things about torture is that it silences you… the choir has given me back my voice.

    Members, who include clients, staff and supporters of Freedom From Torture and members of the local community, meet every week to share a love of music, make friends and, of course, sing. Wonderful links have been formed across ages, nationalities, languages, and faiths the choir has delighted audiences on stages all around London. They’re a more than worthy cause, as the video below demonstrates:

    Help keep this vital lifeline open

    Many members of the choir have been through horrendous experiences that few can imagine. They carry a huge burden of trauma and stress, but the choir has been a healing lifeline, providing support and kinship. Funding will enable the choir to meet regularly, attract new members, and to help some of the UK’s most vulnerable people feel happiness and joy .

    It’s like my therapy. I'm happy to sing every time. When I wake up, I sometimes feel lonely and sad, but on Wednesday I come in and see the choir and after that I'm happy, the stress is gone, all is better. So I can say that the choir is very important to my life.

    With your help, the Sing for Freedom choir can:

    • Meet and rehearse weekly, giving much needed therapy and happiness to members

    • Learn new songs, develop their skills and build their repertoire from around the world

    • Improve their language and intercultural skills and build friendships across difference

    • Reach out to the local community, inviting them to join and attend performances

    • Perform at high-profile events like Refugee Week, inspiring others with solidarity and support

    Thank you for your generosity!

    ChoraLegal is made possible thanks to:



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      • Alyson Elliman

        Alyson Elliman

        Jan 1, 2020

        Keep up the good work! Singing together is a great bond.


      • Alyson Elliman

        Alyson Elliman

        Dec 1, 2019

        Keep up the good work! Singing together is a great bond.


      • Alyson Elliman

        Alyson Elliman

        Nov 1, 2019

        Keep up the good work! Singing together is a great bond.


      • Alyson Elliman

        Alyson Elliman

        Oct 1, 2019

        Keep up the good work! Singing together is a great bond.


      • Christine Driver

        Christine Driver

        Sep 23, 2019

        Keep singing


      • Alyson Elliman

        Alyson Elliman

        Sep 13, 2019

        Keep up the good work! Singing together is a great bond.


      • Richard King

        Richard King

        Jul 23, 2019

        Wonderful to take part in supporting the Freedom Choir


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