The Big Love Choir

In 2016, the Choir launched a new programme supported by Awards For All

We meet every week – Tuesday at 6pm – to sing, laugh and support each other. We laugh, we cry and we get goosebumps when our wobbley voices suddenly come together to make something beautiful.

We don’t focus on performances particularly, but we will be taking the choir practices out into the community, because we want as many people to feel the love as possible.

So if you want to get involved, then just pop along to the Gostin’s Building on a Tuesday, or if you would like some more information you can get on touch on Facebook here!

We ask for a £5 donation to cover running cost, or £2.50 if you are financially limited.

Background

In 2014, Big Love Sista launched a vibrant community choir that rivalled Sista Act!

Known for delivering high-profile creative projects, with for example its ground-breaking exhibition at Tate Liverpool – the social enterprise launched a choir to add to its portfolio of empowering offerings.

The inspirational social initiative invited people from across the North West to get the rhythm and harmony flowing, whilst building a sense of community with women who often feel isolated.

Following on from the success of Big Love My Brother’s first project, the decision was taken to let the boys join in so we renamed ourselves the Big Love Choir and now we can hit some of the lower notes a little easier!  The choir is on Tuesday evenings from 6-7:30pm at the Gostin Buildings in Liverpool City Centre.

Creative Therapist and Founder of Big Love Sista, Clare Campbell said: “We are excited to start our choir rehearsals, which are aimed at women who are recovering from difficult life situations. Also, I am delighted that our choir has interest from leading CEOs in the region, who are coming to sing away their stress. Not only will participants learn brilliant uplifting songs but they will form friendships that will be life changing.

“When I was recovering from a breakdown, it was through joining a choir that enabled me to de-stress. Therefore, I want to provide a welcoming safe haven for other women in the community.

“We have already had bookings to perform at major events in the city, which gives us something to work towards. It will also raise the profile of our lovely organisation and allow us to carry on our unique and creative work.”

In addition to the community choir, Clare and the team at Big Love Sista have set up a varied array of global projects to enable the mass gathering of inspirational women. The objectives of the initiatives are to restore the lives of women who are suffering from mental health issues or personal struggles, via creative means.

Clare added: “After combating my own difficulties through the healing power of creativity, I have always had a burning desire to set up numerous community projects for women seeking help.

“From the choir to arts exhibitions, to festivals and friendship circles, the overall aim is to boost community spirit amongst the women, as well as their self-esteem.”

The choir rehearsals are each Tuesday from 6 – 7.30pm at the Gostin Buildings on Hanover Street. A donation of £5 is suggested to cover operational costs, or £2.50 if you are financially limited.

For more information call Vicky on 07883 236 757 or join the Facebook Group