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A Place to Call Home

A special recording by Alex Woolf, available to buy and stream on all major music platforms.

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Sing for Shelter brings thousands together in song to help fight homelessness this winter

We’re pleased to announce the release of this very special recording of Alex Woolf’s new single, ‘A Place to Call Home’. Available to buy and stream now on all major music platforms, all profits will go directly to our work supporting those facing bad housing and homelessness.

Bringing together almost 2000 voices including leading operatic talent from the English National Opera, choirs from across the country, and singers with first-hand experience of homelessness, this stunning track recorded live at the historic London Coliseum is the culmination of our Sing for Shelter project. Combining a passion for singing with the drive to help those in need, the project has since grown to give a voice to many of our clients who have themselves experienced rough sleeping, poor housing conditions and long periods in temporary accommodation.

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Every one download, stream or share of the track goes towards supporting our work over the winter period, fighting homelessness and helping families get back to a good place. So we invite you to add this track to your Christmas playlists and spread the word about ‘A Place to Call Home’.

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About Sing for Shelter

Sing for Shelter is the brainchild of former BBC Young Composer of the Year, Alex Woolf, who was inspired to compose ‘A Place to Call Home’ for Shelter after witnessing the sheer scale of rough sleeping across London.

What started as a grassroots project to raise money and awareness, has since grown into a movement of thousands of singers from choirs across the country, brought together by their shared love of singing and solidarity with Shelter’s work.

On 30 October, our singers descended on London with one thing in mind: to use their voices to raise vital funds to put an end to the housing emergency. Adding their voices to the chorus of singers were fire servicemen’s choirs, local school singing groups, choirs for deaf and hearing as well as people with lived experience of homelessness. The resulting recording is a powerful rendition of the track performed live at the stunning London Coliseum – something that would never have been possible without the generosity of the English National Opera in lending their incredible chorus line, orchestra and historic venue.

Accompanied by the Orchestra and Chorus of the ENO, and with performances from operatic talent including Sir Bryn Terfel CBE, Lesley Garrett CBE and renowned mezzo-soprano Alice Coote OBE, this was a collaboration that we could never have pulled off without the support of music lovers from across the country – not to mention the generous support of the English National Opera.

Enjoying ‘A Place to Call Home’? We’d love to hear what you think on social media using the hashtag #SingforShelter.

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