You are invited to join a sea of voices Singing for Sanctuary in the magnificent St Bartholomew’s Church, Brighton this Saturday 28th January 2017 for a massed choir fundraising event.
Singing for Sanctuary is a community, open-access event for those who love singing together to support the efforts of charities who work with people living in challenging situations.
This is our first year and we have chosen the charities RISE UK, Voices in Exile and Miss Represented to sing for.
We are absolutely delighted that Peggy Seeger, the Radio 2 Award winner for Best Original Song for Swim to the Star, supports Brighton Sings. Peggy says:
“Every song a gem, hopeful and inclusive. Everyone singing every one of the songs. Every pound made donated to charity. The start of a trend that will spread to everywhere. Heart-warmers: the concept, the songs, the singers.” Peggy Seeger
Featuring a diverse repertoire of song – from shape note to blues, Brazilian jazz to South African solidarity, and folk to (choral) big beat and including choral contributions from folk legend Peggy Seeger and gospel great John Mark Harrison intertwined with performances by local singer songwriter, Mike Reinstein and Brazilian musician and artist, Gui Tavares.
Our choir have been rehearsing independently and attendingworkshops to ensure a gorgeous four-part harmony performance for you.
Brighton Sings is a brand new movement for Brighton – one which we hope will become an annual event.