At this year’s (2023) small park BIG RUN, on Sunday 18th June from midday, we will be welcoming six Sheffield choirs who will lead us in singing you’ll never walk alone.
Made famous by football clubs around the world – Liverpool of course in England – we hope this song will bring many local people to the park to join in. We don’t often get a chance to sing with lots and lots of people – unless we go to football! – so this will be quite special.
Please come and join in . This is an inclusive happening not an exclusive spectacle! You can find out more about how to join in small park BIG SING here.
If you cannot be in the park, watch on zoom or facebook live:
- Zoom link to share: https://bit.ly/smallparkBIGSING-zoom
- Facebook live link to share: https://www.facebook.com/events/1954601951570265
Body of Sound
As a choir, we at Body of Sound are aware of how powerful music can be in healing the mind, body and soul. We come together to sing and celebrate connection; to each other, to our communities, to the issues that matter to us, and whatever brings us joy.
Several members of the choir have connections with Palestine, and singing at Small Park Big Run has become a fixture on the BOS calendar that we look forward to every year.
Carfield Community Choir
Carfield Community Choir is a friendly, inclusive community choir based in Meersbrook. We welcome anyone who wants to join in – you don’t need any experience or to think of yourself as a singer. We sing in harmony without a piano or backing track and take our time learning songs, so you don’t need to read music.
The choir is not aligned to any political party or religious denomination. We sing a wide range of songs from across the world and through the centuries, celebrating the joys and sorrows of being human, delighting in the strength of togetherness and our connection with the natural world.
Some of the things our singers say about choir:
“I am part of something that’s good for mind, body and spirit.”
“We share a beautiful sound, a few laughs, and a sense of achievement.”
“Choir should be available on the NHS.”
Purple Cats was formed to provide a platform for natural voice community singing in Sheffield. Created by enthusiasts who all wanted this type of Choir but couldn’t find one in Sheffield, we started with a series of 6 workshops beginning in January 2001.The demand for these workshops was so great that we were soon full, with many people on a waiting list.
Sheffield Socialist Choir
We are a political choir based in Sheffield. We sing for freedom, justice and peace around the world. We sing in support of campaigns in harmony with this vision at demonstrations, political events, concerts and on the streets!
We are part of the campiagn choirs network and support the Sheffield Palestine Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid
Sheffield One World Choir
Sheffield One World Choir is a community choir of refugees, asylum seekers and other local people. We are proud that our group has a rich heritage, drawing people from all over the world, including several African countries, Palestine, Iran and
We share songs which reflect our cultures and the joy and excitement we find in singing
together. Our singing reflects our common humanity, our diversity, our community of friendship.
As one of our songs (composed by Faida from our choir) says:
“Umoja ni nguvu” (Unity is strength)….
We perform regularly at various community events and hope that we make a significant contribution to the cultural life of Sheffield.
Tadhamon Singers were formed in 2018. We are a group of women who sing in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle. In 2022 we toured the West Bank and Nazareth, singing in refugee camps, cultural centres, streets and cafes, singing with Palestinians and making lasting connections.
As we travelled, Palestinians kept asking us one thing: “please share our story”.
We now do this through performances, song workshops, small events, online talks and sharing our blog from the trip. We are committed to continue supporting the struggle for justice and equality for Palestine by engaging in activism in the UK against the injustices of the Israeli Apartheid regime.