For millions of children in India their reality is one of dark unpredictability, poverty and violence. The healing impact of music is familiar to us all and should, therefore, be a staple in every child’s daily diet. We at Songbound believe in using the power of singing to make a genuine, long-lasting difference to these children’s troubled lives.
Monday 17th March
One Year On – remembering ‘The Colour in Us’ and the inspiring visit of the Jesus College Cambridge Choir
One year ago, Mumbai’s coolest live music venue, blueFROG, hosted a ground-breaking concert featuring a combined choir of Songbound children and the Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge. Over the course of a week, the entire 30 strong student choir worked non-stop with five of our children’s choirs in preparation for the special event. Coinciding with Holi, the Festival of colour, the theme was ‘The Colour in Us’.
To make the project a reality, Mark Williams, the Cambridge choir’s visionary director, encouraged his students to raise funds in order to ensure that Songbound could continue its work long after they left – they raised a huge £10,000! With the fondest memories we post this video and look forward to a return visit very very soon. WATCH VIDEO
Monday 10th March 2014
On the Shoulders of Giants – LSO, Dan Harding and British tenor Andy Staples visit Songbound
British Tenor Andy Staples from Opera for Change is visiting several Songbound choirs in Mumbai this week with conductor Daniel Harding and players from the London Symphony Orchestra. Andy, always keen to tell and explore new stories in us all, will take our kids and LSO players on an exciting voyage of discovery, through music, both familiar and totally new.