Leeds choir brightens lives of its members

ON SONG: Boff Whalley with the Singing on the Edge Choir at the Oxford Place Centre. PIC: Bruce Rollinson
ON SONG: Boff Whalley with the Singing on the Edge Choir at the Oxford Place Centre. PIC: Bruce Rollinson
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A choir for vulnerable people in Leeds, some of whom are homeless, appeared at a special performance with former Chumbawamba musician Boff Whalley last night.

Singing on the Edge, which also has members who are recovering from mental health or addiction problems, worked with Mr Whalley for a number of weeks to produce a song about what makes people feel safe and happy.

The song, called There’s a Place, was part of their performance at the Oxford Place Centre in Leeds.

Jo Crompton Project Support Worker for Space2, an arts and health charity which supports the project, said: “Because many of our participants have mental health problems they find the sessions very uplifting.

“Just coming along to sing every week with other people is a massive boost for people’s confidence and helps to makes them feel less isolated.”