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The Choir With No Name

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Enjoy a Christmas sing-song with this unique choir
The Choir With No Name comprises individuals who have at some point in their lives experienced homelessness.

Set up in 2008, the choir has had quite a time of it in the intervening years, with a number of tours across the UK and several appearances on TV.

The choir has also supported giants of the music industry such as Coldplay and Paul Weller, and this coming December you'll have the fantastic opportunity to enjoy their harmonious tones at a one-night-only event at the glorious Union Chapel venue in Islington.

For many of those in The Choir With No Name, the singing group is an important focal point, a place where they can give and receive support, and where trust and friendships are formed. In many cases, it helps propel members onto a more stable and fruitful path in their lives.

The choir's organisers strive for perfection with every rehearsal and performance. "We see no reason why a background in homelessness should create excuses for poor performances," it says on the group's website. "We expect the best from our singers and we give them a solid musical platform on which to stand by using professional musicians as support."

As you'll see from the excellent short documentary below, the group is close-knit and upbeat, with members evidently enjoying their participation in this unique choir.

The Choir With No Name sings pop, rock, soul, gospel, reggae and more, so you never quite know what you're going to get when you go to see them perform (hopefully plenty of everything).

Tickets for the Islington event, which takes place on 11th December, cost 12. If you'd like to go along to what promises to be a fabulous music/choral event in the run up to Christmas, we recommend you get your tickets as soon as possible.

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Why? By the sound of it, it's an awesome choir.
When: 11th December, 2012.
Phone: 020 7202 6647
Where: Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, London N1 2XD
Cost: 12
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