Join us to celebrate Refugee Week with a special performance from the JRS UK Gospel Choir. The choir will be performing contemporary gospel pieces, alongside some well-known favourites.
Directed by Magdalena Supel from Soul Sanctuary, all the members of the JRS Gospel Choir are refugees and people seeking asylum; who are supported by JRS UK. Each Wednesday afternoon the choir gather to practice and rehearse, and they come together to share with one another.
Matilda Tonkin Wells, who helps to co-ordinate the choir, explains, “Singing with others is a great way to be in community – it’s all about listening to each other, finding rhythms, harmonies and grooves! The JRS Gospel Choir is an opportunity for our refugee friends to come together through music as well as being an important space to make friends and just be!”
Han, one of our refugee friends, has found particular joy in the Refugee Gospel Choir, “I find it very inspiring and it is calming, a sort of stress reliever. It encourages me to face challenges in life, because it is gospel song. It motivates and it is very inspiring to move forward in life. It rejuvenates the mind and soul.”
Everyone is welcome to join us for the concert – please do invite your family, friends and colleagues alike. The concert starts at 7:30 pm, with arrivals from 7:00 pm, and the concert will finish at 8:30 pm.
JRS Gospel Choir: in Concert
Friday 21st June
19:00 – 20:30
JRS UK, 2 Chandler Street, London, E1W 2QT
Admission is free and all are welcome! Light refreshments will be provided.
To register to attend or if you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org