Singing for Syrians is a nationwide initiative offering a positive way to raise money for some of Syria’s most vulnerable people.
Unlike any other carol service in London this year, there’ll be a star-studded array of readers and soloists, including Sophie Winkleman, Harry Enfield and Jane Asher.
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, you can get started right away. Use the buttons below to register, then set up, ticket, and publicise your event. 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.
You can always get in touch to discuss your event before you press go! Happy singing!Register Interest Set Up Your Event
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.
Each year we hold a Come and Sing in London in the New Year to ward off the January blues. In 2019, we will be singing the Faure Requiem with the esteemed Choral Director David Wordsworth. Why not join us on Saturday, 26th January 2019.
Come and Sing: Faure's Requiem
Saturday, 26th January 2019, 11:00 – 18:30, Holy Trinity Church, Prince Consort Rd, Kensington, London SW7 2BA
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.
Singing for Syrians is now in its fourth year, in that time we've raised over £300,000. Each year has been bigger and better and seen more people stepping up to Sing for Syrians. In 2017 we held a flashmob at Marylebone station to raise awareness.
For more information on where your money goes click here