News, past events, and latest additions

Here you can see music that’s been added to the site, and archived events and recordings.

We held a come-and-sing event on 18th September in Edinburgh: this was well attended and had a very enthusiastic choir! You can read more about the event in this Evening News article. We hope to organise a concert in Edinburgh in early 2023.

Protesters including members of Christian Climate Action disrupted Shell’s AGM on 24th May. They brought the meeting to a standstill with a co-ordinated protest that alternated singing and well-researched statements. Read about it here, and scroll down to the end to find their rewritten lyrics for Amazing Grace.

Finding our Way: Songs for the Anthropocene by Anne-Marie Sanderson – virtual choir video now available! Four effective and exciting songs for upper voices.

#SingTheChange from Music Declares Emergency invited choirs all over the country to join us in singing “What A Wonderful World” on 30th October 2021. Click here to download the specially commissioned arrangement, which is still free to use.

Event: Chris Hutchings, Ben See, Nina Vinther and Alison Burnley spoke at Making Music’s Climate Emergency Event on Friday 8th October 2021. Resources from the event are available here.

New music added: Our Burning World by Rhiannon Randle and Malcolm Guite: to tell it like it is by Lisa Robertson – both published by Stainer and Bell, now available for SSAATTBB choir; A New Eaarth by Robert Paterson (choir & orchestra); One Home by Charles Mauleverer (choir & orchestra).

I’ve written an article for Making Music on Choirs For Climate – read it here. “Choirs are uniquely placed to speak truth to the powerful with the songs that we choose for them to hear, and I believe that someday, the right song in the right place will help to save our world.”

Guest post: Dan Cooper of Love Soul Choir writes on going paperless, supporting Trillion Trees and making a greener choir. Read more here.

Panel recording: on 24th June 2021 Music Declares Emergency presented Choirs Addressing Climate Change, a panel for choir leaders and participants discussing issues around the Climate Emergency & plans for COP. Find out more and watch the recording here.