The Prison Choir Project now has it's very own merchandise store where you can buy t-shirts, bags, hoodies, sweatshirts, even tracky-b's in a variety of splendid designs and colours . Simply click on the link below:
We've raised an eye-watering £11,000 at the launch of the Prison Choir Project. A huge thanks to all those that believe in what we WILL achieve.
Here's a link to our CAF donate page if you feel you can help us:
A few words from our Patron read at the launch of the Prison Choir Project:
'I am really sorry that due to the fact that's I am in New Zealand I am not able to be with you tonight.
Music has always meant a great deal to me and I appreciated just how much in meant when for five years as a hostage I was totally deprived of music of any kind. There was one exception. One night I was awakened by the sound of singing in the street outside the building in which I was kept. It was a lovely melody and was the first music I had heard in years. It was repeated the second night and the mystery singer continued for several nights after that. Then it ceased as suddenly as it had started.
I puzzled about this and only much later did I discover that the singer was someone walking through the streets before dawn broke to waken faithful Muslims so that they could eat before starting the long day of fasting in Ramadan.
Music has the capacity to breath harmony into the soul and the music I heard brought me some peace during troubled days.
I am a great supporter of music in prisons as it can be a part of a process that enables individuals to find harmony in their own lives.
I hope you will give your full support to this worthwhile project.
Very much looking forward to our launch and fundraiser at the China Exchange, Soho, London on 26th January. Guest solo appearances from Royal Opera House stars Sophie and Mary Bevan, Alex Edwards and Stephen Aviss accompanied by Phillip Thomas (piano). Also with speeches from James Sanders and the Earl of Devon.
One or two tickets remaining so if you'd like to come do get in touch. It promises to be a fun evening with kind sponsorship from Sipsmith and Fever Tree.
Very excited to launch the website for the Prison Choir Project and to introduce you all to our team of Patrons and Trustees. Do have a read through and if you have any comments or suggestions do get in touch.