Desmond Tutu's UK Peace Choir
08 Feb 2010
The East Midlands’ own Soul-Gospel choir, Choir Invisible, was recently in concert at Southwell Minster, to celebrate their new role as The Desmond and Leah Tutu Peace Choir.
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The East Midlands’ own Soul-Gospel choir, Choir Invisible, was recently in concert at Southwell Minster, in Nottingham, to celebrate their new role as The Desmond and Leah Tutu Peace Choir.
Describing themselves as ‘natural born singers’, the Invisibles deliver the heart songs of South Africa, the low-down dirty blues of the Five Blind Boys of Alabama and the inspiration of Sweet Honey in the Rock, alongside subversive acapella funk, classic gospel and sweet, sweet soul music.
The 90 singers redefine what it means to be a choir: singing without a safety net, with a passion and deep joy that is infectious and uplifting. Regularly selling out concerts, the choir is motivating a groundswell of popular support for its anarchic, joyful spirit. The Invisibles are men and women aged 17 to 70, who travel to rehearsals from every corner of the East Midlands.
Choir Invisible will be supporting Desmond Tutu’s work, singing their unique repertoire: songs about our common humanity that bring people together, fill them with hope and inspire them to act for the greater good and raise funds to support the Archbishop’s vital work through his own office, Mpilo Ministries. Choir Invisible, as the Archbishop’s first ‘Peace Choir’ in the world, will pioneer this role with the aim of rolling the model out internationally to create a network of ‘Peace Choirs’, all singing as a force for good in the world.
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