The Trust Choir
The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir were first seen on Gareth Malone's BBC2 show, 'Sing While You Work', where they were narrowly beaten in the final. Since then, the choir have gone from strength to strength, bagged the Christmas Number 1 spot on the official UK chart in 2015. Now in 2016 Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust choir has recorded an album, which will be released on 24 June 2016!
Who's in the Choir?
The choir is made up of staff from right across the NHS workforce, including doctors, nurses, physios, porters, administrators and many more. They perform regularly for hospital patients and the local community, as well as singing in concerts across the UK and releasing a charity single which reached the Christmas Number 1 spot on the official UK chart in 2015.
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust choir has recorded an album, which will be released on 24 June 2016
We are proud that the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust choir has recorded an album, which will be released on 24 June 2016. To find out more (and learn how you can pre-order the album), visit the Trust choir website now.
You can watch the video for the new single by clicking on the link here 'Something Inside So Strong'
Christmas Number 1 Success (2015)
The choir's charity a single reached the 2015 Christmas Chart top spot, beating the likes of Adele and Justin Bieber, and raised lots of money for charities in the process. All proceeds from the Christmas campaign went to Mind 30%, Carers UK 30% and multiple of smaller charities chosen by the Choir 40% between them. Thank you to all those who downloaded, and made this wonderful show of support to the NHS possible.
The campaign received lots of celebrity endorsements, including Stephen Fry and Justin Bieber himself, who tweeted his 70million followers, asking them to buy the single.
You can watch the video for the single here:
The song is still available to download on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.
The Final of 'Sing While You Work' (2013)
The Choir were narrowly beaten in the final of Gareth Malone's BBC2 show, 'Sing While You Work'. The Choir had been tipped to win the series, but were beaten following a terrific performance from Severn Trent Water.
Our Choir performed 'For Once in My Life' by Stevie Wonder at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales, and received rapturous applause from the capacity crowd.
Despite overwhelmingly positive feedback from the judges, the title traveled home to Leicester instead of Lewisham.
Of their achievements, Tim Higginson, Chief Executive, said: "We are proud of the Trust Choir, which sounded fantastic. We have extremely hard working and committed staff, and they are often 'unsung heroes' - so it was great to show the nation how talented they are."
Elizabeth Butler, Chair of the Trust, said "Our choir did us proud! After the success of the TV show they will be carrying on, and I can't wait to hear them again. The support from patients and local people has been fantastic."
Gareth Malone also spoke of his time with the Choir, commenting: "You never normally get to go backstage at a healthcare trust, and I hope that the show will give people a sense of how committed the doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are. Everyone lives and breathes their jobs."
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If you would like to book the choir to sing at an event, please get in touch with the choir committee by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
A Bridge Over You - The Charity Single
Recorded @Angel Studios
Producers: Dan Ludford-Thomas & Peter Mitchell
Vocal Direction: Dan Ludford-Thomas & Peter Mitchell
Piano/Keyboards: Liam Dunachie
Guitars: Ed Cusick
Bass: Sam Weston
Drums: Christian Rae
Executive Producer: Megan Clark
Created & Arranged: Adam Morris
Additional Arrangements: Peter Mitchell & Liam Dunachie
Lewisham Choir Credits (at time of recording):
Artistic Director: Dan Ludford-Thomas
Musical Director: Peter Mitchell
Accompanist: Liam Dunachie