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Fire Choir: Autumn term

This ‘open to all’ community choir is dedicated to revitalising communal singing with political empowerment and a sonorous means to protest at its heart. Highlighting social and environmental injustice, Fire Choir builds on the Foundling Museum’s centuries-old legacy of social change, campaigning and creativity. Singers tap into the enormous and ancient international repertoire of songs rooted in social change, justice and emancipation. Material includes folk songs, modern songs, anti-war songs, songs of resistance and struggle, the natural world, songs of love and lost worlds. A generous aspect of the Fire Choir repertoire has been specially-commissioned from the perspective of contemporary communities struggling for a louder voice in society, written by some of the UK’s best songwriters and composers. Plus to keep the spirits high there is of course lots of good old rabble-rousing, soul-lifting chants and hollers!

The group meets for rehearsals on Monday evenings from 18:30 - 20:15 in the Foundling Museum’s Picture Gallery. No previous experience is necessary and absolute beginners are welcome.

Autumn term: 10 September - 26 November 2018