Choirs for Climate

Singing to change the world

Welcome to Choirs for Climate! 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

Recently added to the site: Hurt Not The Trees – for SATB choir, soloists and cello, by Richard Barnard; Why We Sing and The Rules – both for 2-part choir and piano, by Chris Hutchings; Lullaby for a Polar Bear – for SABar choir and piano, by Anke de Bruijn & Peter Duiverman (aka Stone&Tara); Green Love – 6 new songs from Jo and Alexander L’Estrange for children’s choir, with body percussion and backing band (or piano only).

Performances of choral climate works

Call for singers and choirs: Sun and Sea“, a ‘climate opera performed on a beach’, will make its UK debut this year at the Albany Theatre, Lewisham, London, in June and July. They are looking for choirs and singers to be part of the performance. If you are interested in singing for the project, please contact sunandsea@thealbany.org.uk before the end of May.

Ember Choral Arts: Can We Talk About… Our Home? Featuring the first live performance of Chris Hutchings’ Let Them Not Say, the premiere of Listen by Robert Paterson, and works by Kirke Mechem, Alberto Grau, James Grant, Kyle Pederson and more. 21st May, 7pm, St John’s in the Village, 11th St, New York (you can also watch online as a live stream): 22nd May, 5pm, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Montclair St, New Jersey. Book tickets here.

Concert poster for Ember Choral Arts

Gallicantus and Decoda Ensemble: Sarah Kirkland Snider – Mass For The Endangered. June 14-16, various times, Catacombs of The Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY. Book tickets here.

Our Future In Your Hands – an oratorio commissioned by Buxton International Festival, music by Kate Whitley, words by Laura Attridge. 10th and 17th July, 6pm, St John’s Church, Buxton, Derbyshire. Book tickets here.

Click here to see older additions to the site and past events.

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

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