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Weʼre raising £10,000 to keep the amazing Sing for Freedom choir running!

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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!

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    • Alyson Elliman

      Alyson Elliman

      Sep 13, 2019

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

      £10.00

    • Richard King

      Richard King

      Jul 23, 2019

      Wonderful to take part in supporting the Freedom Choir

      £50.00

    • David Watkins

      David Watkins

      Jul 16, 2019

      I hope we can sing with you soon!

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 16, 2019

      A great cause Sandy, Neha

      £10.00

    • Stevens & Bolton LLP

      Stevens & Bolton LLP

      Jul 16, 2019

      £624.38

    • Sandy & Alison

      Sandy & Alison

      Jul 12, 2019

      Excellent event last night. Proud to have been part of it. Great to hear from the Sing For Freedom Choir members and to hear how singing and being part of the choir helps them recover their lives.

      £40.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 12, 2019

      Wonderful concert last night for an amazing cause!

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