The UK's leading Refugee Choir

Citizens of the World Choir is a musical family that celebrates the artistry, heritage and humanity of people seeking sanctuary, and their allies.

We advocate for understanding, dignity and kindness through the transformative impact of music and song.

​In 2017, after the closure of the Calais Jungle, Lord Roger Roberts of Llandudno dreamt of a project that would open its arms to the refugee community in the UK. As a proud Welshman, he knew it had to be a choir.

Musical Director Becky Dell, composer Tom Donald and the team didn't need asking twice. Citizens of the World Choir was born and we haven't looked back: our choir is now 50 members strong, representing nearly 30 different nationalities.

Our music and our story highlights the resilience of the human spirit. We have a fresh, extensive and unique repertoire celebrating the rich ethnic and cultural diversity that finds a home in our choir: from Indian ragas, American spirituals, Arabic rap and protest songs from across the ages, to folk music in English, Xhosa, Zulu, Kurdish and Welsh.

We rehearse in Blackheath (South East London) on Wednesday evenings. We always welcome new members (JOIN US today) and are always excited to hear about new performance opportunities (fill out an enquiry form today).

Meet the choir

Meet our members and read their stories in a collection curated by our Lead Photographer, Rachel Otterway.

See Their Stories

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