© Common and Kind 2018
Honorary Patron: Joyce DiDonato
Associate Institution: Morley College
To channel the offerings of thousands across the world, Michael wrote the single Human Kind.
Featuring quotations from John Donne (‘No man’s an island’) and Jo Cox (‘more in common’), the song was conceived to be adaptable for all musical genres.
It was also designed so that it could be recorded anywhere in the world, bringing people together from all communities, cultures and nations.
The base ingredient was recorded at the end of the first Union Chapel concert on Tuesday 2nd August 2016.
Since that concert, choirs and soloists from across the world sent in their own recordings. They include Pihcintu, a choir combining refugee girls from Cambodia, China, Congo, El Salvador, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, Vietnam, West Indies, and Zambia and groups from Vietnam, Northern Ireland, Scotland, India, Malaysia,
the UK and USA.
Pihcintu Chorus (Portland, USA)
Vietnam Miracle Choir (Vietnam)
Barazina (Northern Ireland)
KL Young Singers of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
Goa University Choir (India)
German Choir of London (UK/Germany)
Nossa Voz (UK/Brazil)
Songlines Choir (UK)
Reggae Choir (UK)
Windham Chamber Singers (USA)
Choir with No Name (UK)
Big Noise Chorus (Scotland)