Welcome

Thanks very much for visiting my site.

I am delighted to lead the 1200+ strong international SELF-ISOLATION CHOIR singing Handel’s Messiah at Home, raising money to defeat COVID-19. For information, including how to sign up and take part, please click on the image below:

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The last three weeks have been extremely intense for all of us.  I have been in self-isolation with my family, and although we are all now fit and well, we are staying in isolation so we can care for our disabled neighbour and his six year old daughter without fear of passing him the virus.

I started HOMECHOIR, and in particular the Quarantine Choir (see below) to provide a sanctuary for my choristers who were (like me) in isolation, but unlike me, alone.  In 16 days it has grown to over 1350 subscribed singers and thousands more joining every day from around the world.  Click on the image below to visit the site!

HOMECHOIR:

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The Quarantine Choir has featured in local press such as the Bristol Evening Post:

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/bristol-conductor-launches-quarantine-choir-3961719

https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/18329534.quarantine-choir-connects-singers-coronavirus-isolation/

It has also been featured on Classic FM’s website on a list of self-isolating choirs and orchestras around the world, with one song praised as being “A surefire classic”.

https://www.classicfm.com/music-news/coronavirus/self-isolating-choirs-orchestras-perform-concerts/

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Wherever this journey takes us, I will be putting music out to help people who are in isolation, or who need the comfort of singing, or even who need a laugh.  I’m not able to fight the virus on the front lines like our amazing medics, nurses, doctors and every health care worker.  I’m not a key worker – I’m just a singer with a computer, so I’ll make music to keep people happy while they’re indoors.  Join me on the Homechoir channel – you are always welcome.

Be well everyone, and I’ll see you soon,

Ben x