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Since we began in 2014 – as a response to growing unrest and conflict in the world – more than a million people, from all walks of life and a huge array of different singing groups, have joined in and sung with us in more than 50 countries. We’ve also gathered and are being helped by some wonderful supporters and collaborators.
Vladimir Jurowski / SingUp / Roxanna Panufnik / Action for Happiness / Together Productions / Sir Mark Elder CBE / Peace One Day / Eugene Skeef FRSA / Baroness Helena Kennedy QC / Music in Offices / Jeremy Haneman / Care Schools Pakistan / Peace Mala / Professor Andre de Quadros / The RSA / Sandi Toksvig / Paul Haines Peacewalk / The Choir BBC Radio 3 / Professor Nigel Osborne MBE / WE
Since we started in 2014, more than a million people around the world have connected with us to sing for peace and unity. Check the website for a list of performers.
Singing together has long been a powerful and positive part of bringing and holding communities together and uniting them in a social and healing way.
One Day One Choir was created by Jane Hanson FRSA, a choral aficionado, project leader, writer and educator, who is passionate about peace and singing and has researched, documented and broadcast the positive and powerful impact of singing together for many years.
Singing together for peace
Singing is probably the most universally accessible and inclusive activity we can do as anyone and everyone can join in at some level. It’s also good for us in so many ways – science has shown that when we sing (or chant) together our body produces feel good and social bonding hormones AND our hearts start to beat at the same tempo.
Singing has the power to make us feel calmer, happier and uplifted as well as having a direct and measurable impact on our mental and physical wellbeing. It’s even been shown scientifically to bond us with one another more quickly than any other group activity…
This is why we chose the harmonious and uniting power of singing together as a step forward to peace and unity through One Day One Choir – and because it’s fun and fab!