Country Representing: United Kingdom/International
Town/Place Representing: London
Biography: We are citizens of the world who love to sing and spread joy together. We represent 23 different cultures at present and many of us have been displaced from our countries of origin. We include music from all over the world in our repertoire.
COTW is a choir for people who are refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and friends. We provide a safe space for refugees to express themselves through music, as well as creating a diverse, friendly social community. We are non-politically affiliated and use our platform to advocate for refugee rights and human rights, to demonstrate the powerful contribution refugees and immigrants make to our society.
The Citizens of the World Choir was established in March 2017 by a group of humanitarian and musical professionals. In a short time, the choir has brought together people from over 15 different nationalities in a musical project that has already had four very successful seasons.
We have performed in Parliament, at Shakespeare’s Globe, at Ronnie Scott’s and various other festivals.