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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together

Singing celebrations

Published: 24/06/2014

The Choir with No Name Birmingham, a choir for people affected by homelessness, is holding its annual Summer Spectacular concert, supported by BSMHFT, next month.

This year the Birmingham choir will be supported by the brand spanking new Choir with No Name Liverpool, which started up in January 2014.

The concert will be held at the Midlands Art Centre (MAC) on Friday, July 11 from 7.30pm and tickets are available for £5. You can book online here.

Several members of the Choir with No Name Birmingham were recently featured on the BBC Radio 4 ‘Soul Music’ show, talking about what the song ‘Something Inside So Strong’ means to them, alongside the composer Labi Siffre. Through this song and others, the event will highlight the impact that singing can have in restoring confidence and transforming the lives of people going through tough times.


Singer/songwriter Cerys Matthews certainly agrees. Last December she presented a BBC Lifeline appeal for the Choir with No Name, stating: “Homelessness is not just about lacking a roof over your head. People can often feel as though they’ve lost their sense of identity and belonging, and that’s why I’m supporting the Choir with No Name; they give people hope, and invite homeless people in from the cold to experience the transcendental power of music by singing together as one.”

The concert will feature over 70 performers singing quirky pop classics backed by full band, copious audience participation and a few exciting surprises along the way. The buzz that members get from the positive atmosphere, acceptance and appreciation at gigs is a huge highlight for members.

Come and be a part of this amazing atmosphere and, in doing so, support the ongoing work of the amazing Choir with No Name.

You can find out more about the event on the MAC website here.

For more information about The Choir with No Name, click here to visit their website.

Event details:

Date: Friday, July 11
Venue: Midlands Art Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH
Time: 7.30pm – 10pm
Ticket price: £5