International Day of Peace – Singing for Peace Flash mob
On Saturday 21st September, No Talent Rechoired will perform two singing flash mobs in Truro for the International Day of Peace. The events are not being publicised and so will have the element of surprise expected with a "flash mob"
More than 100 singers will amass to sing a simple, moving song, taking passers-by and shoppers by surprise. The first flash mob will be held on Lemon Quay as part of a wider International Day of Peace - One Day One Choir celebration which is taking place throughout the day. The second will be held in the Cathedral, where the exceptional acoustics are expected to create an unforgettable experience for singers and audience alike.
The flash mob is the culmination of a project aimed at encouraging people who have never tried singing in groups to have a go, whilst also increasing collaboration between well-established choirs. Four workshops have been held to teach the song to people who aren't part of any formal choirs, with the aim of showing people how enjoyable and beneficial singing in groups and in harmony can be.
Activists and event organisers Claire and Antonia run No Talent Rechoired, an innovative community activist singing group which was born following a one-off event in aid of World Refugee Day in 2018.
Antonia Pickup says "We got people together to sing one song in the Blue Bar in June 2018, and everyone enjoyed themselves so much that we felt it was time to go even bigger and better".
Claire Ingleheart says "The more people start to care and take action on the refugee crisis, the more we will be able to help these most vulnerable people."
The project has been part funded by FEAST Cornwall, who were keen to support his project as a way of creating a high quality arts experience, and reaching people who might not otherwise take part in or watch choirs singing.
Information about the refugee crisis:
• The UNHCR estimate there are currently 25.9 million refugees worldwide
• 37,000 people per day are forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution.
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