Choirs for Climate

Join us for a concert in March!

Choirs for Climate: new music by composers from all around the world, about the most important issue of our time. Creative Scotland National Lottery Funded.

Creative Scotland have very kindly funded a massive #ChoirsForClimate concert in Edinburgh, which will happen on 5th March 2023: click here for more details. Singers (of all ability levels!) are very welcome – sign up as a singer.

We hope lots of people will come to hear us and be inspired; admission is free, with a collection for environmental causes at the end. Click here to book a ticket on Eventbrite.

Want to share with others? Please do! Click here to download a digital flyer for the concert.

Singing to change the world

This page offers resources for any choirs who are passionate about the environment. Get new music for your choir to sing, find causes to support, pick up tips on becoming an eco-friendly choir, and much more

New music

New songs for primary school choirs! Cool Heads and Cycle And Recycle – texts by Derek Roberts set to music by Tom Cunningham. Feeling the Heat – words and music by Sheena Phillips. Animalswords by Brian Bilston and music by Chris Hutchings.

Just premiered: Thank you to Gilmerton Singers and Castle Chorus, who gave the first public performance of “Why We Sing” on 7th November in Edinburgh! Watch the video on YouTube.

What’s available at Choirs For Climate?

New music, free – much of the music on this site can be downloaded for free and used by your choir straight away

New music, reasonably priced – a wide variety of environment-themed music for choirs, available from commercial sites

Lists of music for all choir types now available – unison, 2-3 parts and 4+ parts, and a page for music that could be used in church services

Becoming an eco-friendly choir – tips and ideas from all around the world on how to reduce your choir’s carbon footprint

Concerts, events and recordings – listen to music online or in person

Resources and information – guides, essays and talks on music and climate change

Causes and charities to support – a list of groups and causes that you could support with a performance or by campaigning

Get involved – join #ChoirsForClimate as a choir director, singer, composer, lyricist, or in other ways

Organisations – other groups working in the area of music and climate change

Past events

In September 2022, we held a very successful come-and-sing event in Edinburgh and hope to do more of these in future. You can read more about the event in this Evening News article.

Click here to see more past events and earlier additions to the site.

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