The music on this page is free to campaign against racism and other forms of hatred – use it for working against prejudice and bigotry wherever you can, e.g. fundraisers for anti-racist causes, helping refugees, making political statements. If you are using it as concert music, please make a donation to one of the suggested causes in lieu of payment.
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If you are using this music, please make a donation to a charity for refugees if you can: there is a list of suggested organisations here.
Music to download
Welcome Carol – for unison voices and piano (or guitar)
Immigrant Jesus for SATB choir (optional piano/organ accompaniment). Music by Kathyrn Rose, words by Gary Alderson.
The Wall – for flexible 2-part choir
THEY – for SA and piano. Moderate difficulty. Music by Alison Willis.
No Man Is An Island – for 3-part choir, SSA, SABar or TBarB. Easy to moderate difficulty. Words by John Donne.
Where Are My Unnumbered Days? – for SATB choir with some divisi. Moderate difficulty, several rapid key changes. The words are by Mohamed Assaf, a Syrian refugee who now lives in England, written when he was just 12.
Of Equality… – available for Treble Voices (5 parts), SSA, or SATB, with piano and optional flute and/or cello. Music by Jessica Rudman, words by Walt Whitman. Two related works for soprano solo are also available on the same page.
I Was Listening To A Pogrom – for unison voices, piano, and optional speaking voices. Moderate difficulty. Words by Michael Rosen, former Children’s Poet Laureate.
Three Memories of Kurdistan – for 8-part choir, SSSSAAAA or SSAATTBB (piano reduction available). Challenging. Words by Aine McAllister, based on the memories that Kurdish refugees shared with her as she taught them English. Performed by the BBC Singers and several other choirs.
Creating new music for #choirsagainstracism
If you would like to contribute music or lyrics to this project, please contact me directly: email@example.com .
You can commission a new vocal or instrumental piece from me in return for a donation – Jen Wang has organised a fundraising campaign where you can commission an instrumental miniature (choice of several composers) by donating $100 to RAICES Texas, who work to reunite refugee and asylum seeker families separated by US custody. I would also be happy to write short commissions for anyone who can give a similar donation to other refugee causes – email me to discuss.