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est. 2016

© Common and Kind 2018


Honorary Patron: Joyce DiDonato

Associate Institution: Morley College

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Partnerships Workshops are the heart of Common and Kind.


In 2016, the massed choir assembled spontaneously. In 2017, we launched the Partnership Workshops programme,

bringing together fourteen choirs with refugee and asylum seeker groups from across London.


The programme expanded in 2018. We brought together schools from Tower Hamlets, Newham, Hackney and Enfield, and created more partnerships between adult choirs and refugee groups.


2018 Partnerships

City of London Academy, Shoreditch Park & Oasis Academy, Silvertown

St Paul's Way Trust School, Tower Hamlets & Hackney Childrens Choir

Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy & St Ignatius School, Enfield


London International Gospel Choir, Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants, Rainbows Across Borders,

Union Chapel Singers, Games Maker Choir, Meridien Singers, Songlines Choir, Natural Voices & many more!


2017 Partnerships

      London International Gospel Choir & Elysian Singers

     German Choir of London & Rainbows Across Borders  

     Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants & Songlines Choir

     Games Maker Choir (London Olympic Volunteers) & London Humanist Choir    

     Taqasim Arabic Music School &  Upbeat Choir  

     Koruso! Southwark Community Choir &  Reggae Choir

     Nossa Voz & Open Choir



In workshops, groups from different parts of town, different walks of life, different educational sectors and different faiths meet,

sing together and explore how language can be used

to divide or unite in music and in wider society.


All workshop participants sing together in the massed choir of 400,

and have the opportunity to perform live with world class solo artists.


To apply for Common and Kind 2019 and 2020, email here.