Born in the midst of the 2020 COVID-19 global pandemic, Choirs For Good was set up by a group of like-minded choir leaders who wanted to use the power of choirs and group singing to connect and empower people and communities.
With over 50 years of choir leading experience between them, they have seen first hand how peoples’ physical and mental health and well-being can be positively impacted by singing together. Singing is a universal and instinctive part of what makes us human, yet it does not always feel accessible: “I’m not good enough”, “I have a terrible voice”, “you don’t want to hear me sing!”. We want to pave the way to help people enrich their lives through this form of self-expression.
Singing together is about much more than singing itself. Choirs are communities of people from all backgrounds, with all the richness and life-experience that combining large groups of people together can bring. Communities are a powerful force for change, and we believe that by placing choirs at the heart of local communities it has the potential to do good for society.
We know that these two factors - positively impacting physical and mental health & wellbeing, and effecting positive change in local communities - can be transformative. We want to support people in feeling good about themselves, whether that’s finding their voice or giving back to society. We see a future where group singing is accessible to everyone, for the whole of their life. This vision is summed up in our tagline:
OUR ARTISTIC VISION
Our vision is to create a world where choirs are at the heart of local communities.
Where they give back to society and are part of a sustainable, integrated approach to helping people live more connected, fulfilling lives.
Our values are what drives us, sets our standards, and are what holds us to account. By setting up as a social business, we hope that this model will encourage us and guide us to ensure that we are morally, ethically, and financially responsible in all our activities and relationships. They are: