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Counterpoints Arts

Sunday 26 June 2022

6:00 am - 9:00 pm

Location

Union Chapel, London
19b Compton Terrace
London
N1 2UN
None


Organiser

IOM UK & Together Productions


Contact

Email: asoleiman@iom.int


Website

https://unitedkingdom.iom.int/singing-and-music-around-world-refugee-week-2022

Price

£15 (£8 concession)

Category

Featured, Music, Upcoming


under the same sun

MUSIC IS A LANGUAGE OF ITS OWN; it has the power to BREAK DOWN social, cultural and psychological BARRIERS and to unite people from all walks of life. Music CAN BE HEALING, especially for those who have suffered trauma due to violence, torture, conflict and displacement. Music brings comfort to our souls.

The Singing Our Lives project brings together people from local UK communities with people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds to compose and perform new music, and this year, to mark REFUGEE WEEK 2022, the project will culminate with a special event open to the public, “Under the Same Sun”, taking place on SUNDAY 26TH JUNE, 6 PM, at the UNION CHAPEL IN LONDON (19b Compton Terrace, N1 2UN).

“Under the Same Sun” is a song that has been collectively written and composed by the participants in the project. The premiere of "Under the Same Sun" will be a featuring HUNDREDS OF PERFORMERS ONSTAGE to celebrate through music and song this year’s Refugee Week theme of healing. The performance will be hosted by BBC 3 radio presenter and artist JUMOKÉ FASHOLA, featuring performances from Members of the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians, Mind & Soul, Mixed Up Chorus, Music Connects, Sing For Freedom Choir, United Strings of Europe, Thames Opera Company and Write to Life.

Singing Our Lives, now in its sixth year, is produced by TOGETHER PRODUCTIONS in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Union Chapel, with generous support from the Arts Council England.