The King’s Singers, under the umbrella of their charity, The King’s Singers Global Foundation, are delighted to announce a new outreach programme with three UK-based charitable organisations - Soundabout, The Prison Choir Project and Together Productions. These three charities will become ‘Ambassadors’ for the group’s all-encompassing new mission, Finding Harmony, which aims to demonstrate how music brings people together all over the world.
The Ambassadors, each of which will each receive a donation from The King’s Singers Global Foundation, will also take part in workshops with the group, culminating in a celebratory Finding Harmony concert and party in London on Friday, 29 May 2020.
Commenting on the Ambassadors, The King’s Singers said: “Finding Harmony is a mission close to our hearts. We are aiming to show how singing brings people together, as it has done for thousands of years, at times of discourse and celebration, in war and in love. The work of our chosen Ambassadors mirrors the spirit of Finding Harmony, by finding ways to improve lives and bring people together, so the partnerships are a really exciting opportunity for us to get involved and make a difference to people’s lives in our own small way.”
The King’s Singers ‘Finding Harmony Ambassadors’ cover a broad and extraordinary range of initiatives as follows:
Soundabout is a charity that uses music to empower and unlock the potential of people with severe and profound learning disabilities. Their multi-sensory music-making techniques help to stimulate communication, learning and self-expression, enabling people who may be unable to hold an instrument or speak to make their own unique contribution;
The Prison Choir Project aims to help rehabilitate prisoners by improving mental, physical and social wellbeing through music. Through music — particularly singing — they aim to provide a pathway towards a reduction in reoffending, and an improvement in confidence and employability for inmates;
Together Productions runs several projects which all aim to bring together disparate communities in the shared language of singing. Their community choir, ‘The Mixed Up Chorus’, brings together people of different faiths, ages, and backgrounds for regular rehearsals and performances. Their project ‘Singing Our Lives’ is an initiative which supports migrants and refugees to share their life experiences by writing songs.