Singing Our Lives: Refugee Week Concert

July 2, 2017

July 2, 2017

6:00 pm To 9:00 pm


Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street, London EC2Y 9BH, United Kingdom



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IOM, the UN Migration Agency

11 Belgrave Road, London, SW1V 1RB

About the Organizers

IOM, The UN Migration Agency is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.

With 166 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

Mixed Up Chorus, one of 3FF’s flagship programmes, is an intercultural and intergenerational, non-auditioned 70-voice choir uniting members and audiences through a love of music with regular performances, a global repertoire and exciting collaborations with other artists. The choir is led by Jeremy Haneman, conductor and director of the Royal Opera House’s Community Chorus.

3FF, the Three Faiths Forum, works to build good relations between people of different faiths, beliefs and identities for nearly twenty years. 3FF creates safe spaces in schools, universities, places of work and worship and the wider community where people can engage with questions of belief and identity and meet people different from themselves.

Mike Roberts is a Professor of Music at Guildhall School of Speech and Drama. He is also an educator, musical director, composer and producer with 20 years in the music industry.  He is experienced in collaborative community composition taking the lead in many large scale community projects working with a wide range of community choirs. More information at


Sarah Grange is a multidisciplinary artist with a background in theatre and art practice working mostly in live performance contexts. She predominantly creates text for performance. She has done a lot of work with Theatre company ‘Improbable’ facilitating a group process called Open Space Technology. More information at

Additional Information

The International Organization for Migration, the UN’s official UK migration agency, is celebrating Refugee Week with a concert on Sunday, 2nd July.

The benefit concert – entirely free – will feature the world premieres of two song cycles from two community choirs to tell the real-life experiences of migrants and refugees, conducted by Jeremy Haneman.

Featuring the Mixed Up Chorus, Freedom from Torture, London School Rhyl Primary and Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus, the gala premiere combines voices from all around the world.

All proceeds will be shared between Freedom from Torture and IOM’s Refugee Resettlement activities.

What: Singing Our Lives: world premiere of new song cycles on refugee experiences

Where: Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 9BH

When: Sunday, 2nd July, 6pm

Cost: Free

Tickets: Available via Eventbrite


Stay tuned for news on special guests and supporters of Refugee Week.

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