Singing for Sanctuary at The Brighton Dome!

28 Jan 2017 / East Sussex


Date: 28 Jan 2017

Cost: £28/£20 to join the project. £6 per workshop (Workshops are not compulsory)

Details: Wednesday evening workshops 7.00-9.30pm. Day of the show 1pm - 10pm

Location: Monthly rehearsals at Friends' Meeting House, Ship Street, BN1 1AF Brighton and Hove, Sussex. Final rehearsal and performance at Brighton Dome on 28/1/17 from 1pm



Run by: Kirsty Martin

Further information:

Calling all singers from Brighton and Hove, Sussex…and beyond!

Please be invited to participate in a brand new community choral happening  – one which we hope will grow as an annual event and will attract singers from all over the Natural Voice world!

SINGING FOR SANCTUARY is a massed sing fund raising event organised by Brighton Sings UK, with Kirsty Martin as Musical Director. We aim to bring hundreds of singers together to enjoy a beautifully eclectic repertoire anchored within the Natural Voice community, in order to raise funds for RISE UK (who support survivors of and those affected by domestic abuse) Brighton Voices in Exile (who support refugees and asylum seekers in Brighton and Hove) and Miss Represented  (an arts collective working with vulnerable young women who are navigating difficult life situations and are considered at risk).

The blueprint for SINGING FOR SANCTUARY is much like a ‘scratch choir’ event (such as Sing for Water) – we have 8 songs complete with audio parts and scores ready and waiting for your delectation as soon as you sign up!

You really don’t need to be able to come to the rehearsals to take part, as you can learn everything through the audio tracks and the scores, but if you would like to take part, a good bet would be to assemble a few friends – maybe from your own choir – and join up together! Then you can rehearse together – and there is a group discount! Click here for more info

We are also running optional monthly rehearsals in Brighton, at the lovely Friends’ Meeting House in Ship Street. The dates for these are: 12th October, 16th November, 14th December and 11th January, and they lead to the big event itself on SATURDAY 28TH JANUARY 2017 at the iconic and gorgeously acoustic BRIGHTON DOME.

SINGING FOR SANCTUARY features a diverse repertoire of song: from shape note to blues, Brazilian jazz to South African solidarity, and folk to (choral) big beat and including contributions from folk legend Peggy Seeger, gospel great John Mark Harrison and visionary writer  Maya Angelou -intertwined wit
h powerfully moving spoken word.

Our songs are chosen for their messages of strength, aspiration and solidarity and some may be familiar, and some are less well known. There is no bigger thrill for a chorus singer to perform in a four-part harmony with hundreds of other singers!

So come on down to the beautiful, dramatic windswept winter wonderland that is Brighton in January! Come and make a weekend of it!