Friday 13 December 2019

A Place to Call Home: Sing for Shelter

The young composer Alex Woolf (the premiere of whose Requiem we noted in 2018) has created a new song A Place to Call Home as part of the Sing for Shelter project, to bring awareness of Shelter and is work in helping to combat the widespread problem of bad housing and homelessness in the UK. In October, 2000 singers from across the country descended on English National Opera and joined the ENO Chorus and Orchestra, as well as such luminaries as Sir Bryn Terfel, Lesley Garratt and Alice Coote (who attended with her brother, who has himself experience homelessness) to record the single. Choirs included Fire Service personnel, Shelter service users, schoolchildren and signing choirs for deaf and hearing singers.

There is a taster video above, but the resulting single is available now from all major digital retailers, including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, Google Store, YouTube Music and more. All proceeds from the single will go to supporting Shelter’s work over this winter period, fighting homelessness and helping families get back to living in safe housing with ongoing support.

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