© Common and Kind 2018
Honorary Patron: Joyce DiDonato
Associate Institution: Morley College
Partnerships Workshops are the heart of Common and Kind. We use music in educational and inspiring workshops to show that, in music as in wider society, we have more in common than things which divide.
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. This is expanding in 2019.
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!
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 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 2020, email here.