Leeds choir brightens lives of its members

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.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 16th December 2016, 8:30 am
Updated Saturday, 17th December 2016, 9:06 am
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

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.

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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.”