Singing for Syrians encourages individuals, bands, choirs, schools and churches across the UK to raise the roof and as much money as possible by holding a singing event as part of a wider initiative. These exciting events are open to everyone, especially children. Singing, music, food and drink are encouraged and we hope the events can be positive and generous at a time when Syrians need our help more than ever.
Singing for Syrians is part of the Hands Up Foundation which supports partner organisations working in and around Syria. Where possible the projects are implemented by Syrians in Syria, monitored from the UK. The funding is distributed as wages and aid items to some of the most vulnerable people affected by the crisis.
For more information on the projects we support please visit www.handsupfoundation.org
If you’d like to hold your own Singing for Syrians event, sign up online using the button below so that we know about you and can add you to our map. We have a comprehensive downloadable Hold Your Own pack, plus posters, information flyers, press releases, logos, bucket stickers and more which you can find in our Resources section. For ticketing, donations and paying in funds, you can find out more here.Sign Up Online
You can support Singing for Syrians even if you can't hold your own. Why not look at the map (below) and attend one of the events being run by people in your area. There are new events being added all the time.
We like to lead by example and this year, once again, we are holding a flagship carol concert in London with performances from Julie Christie, Samuel West, Colin Thubron, Martin Jarvis, Sophie Winkelman and Alexander Armstrong. Join us on 12th December at 6pm in St Margaret’s, Westminster. Tickets available below.
Singing for Syrians 2017 @ St Margaret's Church
Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 6pm-7pm, Westminster, London, SW1P 3JX
Each year we hold a Come and Sing in London in the New Year to ward off the January blues. In 2018, we will be singing Mozart’s Requiem with the esteemed Choral Director David Wordsworth. Why not join us on Saturday, 27th January 2018. More details and tickets can be found below.
Come and Sing: Mozart's Requiem
Saturday, 27th January 2018, 10:30 - 20:00, Holy Trinity With All Saints Church Prince Consort Road, Prince Consort Rd, SW7 2BA London
We love word of mouth, so if you have sung for Syrians or know somebody who you think might want to Sing for Syrians, don’t be shy – please spread the word, by email, over a cup of coffee or on social media using the hashtag #singingforsyrians. You can find links to our own social media pages at the top of this website.
Last year one hundred Singing for Syrians events were held all over the UK. From school choirs, to gigs, from carol services to busking. Together we raised over £140k.
For more information on where your money goes click here