We all Stand Together - Nordoff Robbins contribute to UK superchoir

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Thu, 14/12/2017

In November this year, the UK’s first superchoir ‘Choirs with a Purpose’ launched their inaugural single, the beautiful ‘We All Stand Together’

Choirs with a purpose is a coming together of 12 choirs ‘with purpose’ from all across the UK, who in response to recent events which have threatened peace and unity in our communities, are collaborating on a crowd-funded album “all about hope in a time of uncertainty, division and conflict”.

The superchoir has recorded more than 1400 voices from all across the country in groups of all sizes, and the Earl Mountbatten Community Choir, led by Nordoff Robbins music therapist Fraser Simpson, were delighted to contribute to this. 47 members travelled to Bristol in September to join forces for a recording with other hospice choirs from across the UK.

The Earl Mountbatten Choir was launched just over a year ago as part of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice/Nordoff Robbins partnership and includes patients, staff, relatives and volunteers at the hospice – but it’s open to all.

Fraser said:

“Singing is a fabulous way for people to join together – it promotes wellbeing on every level, being a great form of exercise as well as a very social and uplifting activity. On an average Wednesday evening we have 60-70 singers which is indicative of the appetite that exists for community singing.”

“The highlight of the choir’s year was definitely our day trip to Bristol at the end of September to record songs for the Choirs with Purpose album ‘Stand Together’. It was fascinating for everybody to see how the process worked, with each voice part being recorded one by one, and the day also gave members of the choir a lovely opportunity to get to know each other better.

The results of course are stunning and it has given people a massive sense of achievement to have contributed to such a worthwhile and exciting project that has been so professionally organised and run, and that will bring joy to many people.”

We want the album to have all the success it deserves and hope that Nordoff Robbins supporters will want to buy a copy to enjoy some really great singing, and support a very worthy cause, with profits going to the participating charitable organisations.

Let’s hope for a Christmas Number One!

You can listen to the single below

Or purchase the album here from tomorrow (15th December)

Choirs With Purpose - We All Stand Together (feat. Michelle McManus) [Official Video]