Singing to change the world
Welcome to Choirs for Climate! This page offers resources for any choirs who are passionate about the environment. Find causes to support, get new music, tips on becoming an eco-friendly choir, and much more.
News, events, and new music
Green Love – 6 new songs for children’s choir from Jo and Alexander L’Estrange – with body percussion and backing band (or piano only). Watch the video here. Recording, backing tracks and scores available from the L’Estranges.
Yince A Paradise – the Dunedin Consort will be premiering a new work by Drew Hammond which sets a new text by Scottish writer Isobel McArthur and presents a profound meditation on the threats posed by climate change. Performances across Scotland, 14th-17th October. Watch Drew discuss the piece here.
New music added from “Protest In Harmony” – Leave The Oil In The Ground (SATB) and Another World Is Possible (flexible 5-part), both free to download – and a selection of Nature Songs by Penny Stone for flexible 2-4 part choirs.
Finding our Way: Songs for the Anthropocene by Anne-Marie Sanderson – virtual choir video now available! Four effective and exciting songs for upper voices.
Classical Declares Emergency will be hosting a panel discussion on “Sustainability in orchestras and instrument making” at 2pm on November 10th, 2021. Details here, booking open soon.
#SingTheChange from Music Declares Emergency invites choirs all over the country to join us in singing “What A Wonderful World” on 30th October. Click here to download the specially commissioned arrangement and find out more.
What’s available at Choirs For Climate?
New music, reasonably priced – a wide variety of environment-themed music for choirs, available from commercial sites.
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
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