Citizens of the World Choir is a choir for people who are refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and the wider community of Londoners. We are a community of refugees and friends who express ourselves through the power of music and culture. We are proudly non-politically affiliated and use our platform to advocate for refugee rights and human rights, whilst creating powerful musical arrangements and songs that delight and capture audiences imagination with powerful performances.
From English Folk songs mashed up with Arabic rap to Egyptian songs mashed up with the Bee Gees, African folk songs to name just a few examples, we draw influences from music around the world in a powerful programme of music that deeply move your emotions. As we share with you our beats from around the world, prepare to not being able to sit still!! We are a living examples of the powerful contribution that refugees and immigrants make to our society and are the voice of integration, peace whilst curating powerful performances.
COTW was established in March 2017 by a group of humanitarian and musical professionals. In a short time, the choir has brought together people from over 24 different nationalities in a musical project that has already had a number of very successful seasons.
Find out more about our team, members and performances across the website, as well as information about joining the choir.
Keep an eye on our performances page for our season dates and stay tuned for more information by following our Twitter or Facebook! - If you'd like become a friend of the Citizen's of the World choir, through making a donation we would love to welcome you to our community as friend, sponsor and/or fellow humanitarian. To make a specific donation enquiry you can email us at or visit the links below for a single easy payment.
£10 a month could pay for refugee members to catch a train to our rehearsal and become part of our community. For many, this has reinvigorated their lives and this involves JUST a train ticket!
£30 a month could pay for the rehearsal room hire cost for one rehearsal (we have this at a 70% discount) but we need access to a piano. Our musicians work for free which is already amazing value, but we have rehearsal overheads.
£50 a month could pay for four hours of admin work, from accounting (we are a not for profit organisation), concert planning and management.
£250 a month could pay for one rehearsal outright making you a super fan of our choir!
A one-off donation of £950 would allow us to reach out to more members and change more peoples lives, as well as pay for concert opportunities in world-leading UK festivals.
COTW Choir is proud to have been featured by:
Additional thanks to our supporting organisations: