Featuring the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Choir, Stand Together, the album by Choirs With Purpose is now available to pre-order on Amazon, ahead of its release on December 15
Ten fantastic choirs from across the UK, all with amazing stories to tell, have joined forced to make a compilation album for Christmas release. Each choir is performing with a special guest.
Solidarity through music and a message of hope is the theme that runs throughout; the album aims to encapsulate the spirit of each choir and, of course, to make some great music to warm your hearts at Christmas.
The single, released today, is a modern day re-working of Sir Paul McCartney’s classic We All Stand Together which has been recorded with the full approval of the legend himself. It features all of the choirs together – an impressive 1,400 voices – led by Pop Idol winner Michelle McManus. All royalties from the single, kindly waived by Sir Paul, and the album, are to be divided equally between the choirs and their associated charities.
All royalties and fees for appearances by Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir are donated to the Trust’s charity, which supports initiatives which sit outside normal NHS provision but improve staff and patient experience.
Caroline Smith, children’s physiotherapist and choir co-ordinator/member, said: “We’re so proud of this album and all of the choirs taking part. We certainly know from our own experiences over the past few years the power of music, the way it can connect you to people and carry a message, in a way no other medium can. It’s a privilege and a pleasure to stand alongside such dedicated and passionate people, and we hope everyone supports the album and, most importantly, enjoys it.”