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£3,070raised of £6,000 target by 30 supporters

Weʼre raising £6,000 to fund the European Youth Music Refugee Choirs

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Music has an incredible power to heal and inspire, which is why we need your help to fund our project. We recently brought together 32 young refugees from all over the world (countries included Sudan, Eritrea and Afghanistan) and formed a choir. The choir took part in a week-long music course where they learnt repertoire (which was specially composed for this choir), improved their English and received an Arts Award. At the end of the week they performed in a concert alongside a symphony orchestra at Leicester Cathedral.

The refugee choir was a new addition to the existing European Youth Music Week. This course has been in place for over 40 years and is a celebration of young musicians across the globe. Whilst on the music course, the young refugees interacted with other young refugees, young musicians from all over the world and were guided by professional musicians.

The course has now finished and it is clear to see that this course was hugely beneficial to the young refugees attending. We would like to make this an annual course and spend the year creating choirs across the country for existing and future participants.

Any money donated to our campaign will will go to ensuring we can keep this magic of mixing music, cultures and stories alive.

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  • SARAH PICKSTONE11 days ago


    11 days ago

    Getting ready for the concert. Lots of happy tears will be shed!

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  • SARAH PICKSTONE16 days ago


    16 days ago

    We’ve started the first rehearsal today and we have 32 young refugees!! The beginning of a very exciting week

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Page last updated on: 8/10/2018 9:24 AM



  • Alan Johnston

    Alan Johnston

    Aug 10, 2018

    Really admire you all for giving your time and skills to bring real joy to people going through challenging times in their lives


  • Kristina Jojansson

    Kristina Jojansson

    Aug 9, 2018

    Good luck and have fun!


  • Stig Agotnes

    Stig Agotnes

    Aug 9, 2018


  • Kate Munn

    Kate Munn

    Aug 6, 2018

    This project is going places. x


  • Laura Kiteley

    Laura Kiteley

    Aug 5, 2018

    You guys are amazing. I'm sorry I can't give more xxx


  • Anonymous


    Aug 4, 2018

  • Gemma Sykes

    Gemma Sykes

    Aug 4, 2018

    The world needs more people like you! X



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I'm a Director on the Board of Young Orchestras, which organises the European Youth Music Refugee Choirs and European Youth Music Week. I also look after the marketing side of the project so take a look at @EYMRefugeeChoir

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