Our story so far...
The NHS Choir were first seen on Gareth Malone's BBC2 show, 'Sing While You Work', where they were narrowly beaten in the final. Since then, the choir have gone from strength to strength, securing the Christmas Number 1 spot on the Official UK Chart in 2015. In the months following that unexpected success, the choir has recorded an album and even performed at Glastonbury! Find out more below...
Who's in the Choir?
The choir is made up of staff from right across the NHS workforce, including doctors, nurses, physios, porters, administrators and many more. We perform regularly for hospital patients and the local community, as well as singing in concerts across the UK.
Recording our album (2016)
We were absolutely delighted to record an album called 'Something Inside So Strong' which features a range of choir classics with innovative arrangements. To find out more and learn how you can buy it please click the button below. You can watch the video for the title track here.
Celebrating CHristmas Number One (2015)
Thanks to huge support for the amazing British public we reached the 2015 Christmas Chart top spot, beating the likes of Adele and Justin Bieber, and raised lots of money for charities in the process.
All proceeds from the Christmas campaign went to Mind, Carers UK, and lots of smaller charities that were special to us. Thank you to all those who downloaded, and made this wonderful show of support to the NHS possible.
The campaign received lots of celebrity endorsements, including Stephen Fry and Justin Bieber himself, who tweeted his 70million followers, asking them to buy the single.
The song 'A Bridge Over You' is still available to download on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play, and you can watch the video via the link below.
The Final of 'Sing While You Work' (2013)
We were narrowly beaten in the final of Gareth Malone's BBC2 show, 'Sing While You Work'. We had been tipped to win the series, but were beaten following a terrific performance from Severn Trent Water.
Our Choir performed 'For Once in My Life' by Stevie Wonder at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales, and received rapturous applause from the capacity crowd.
Despite overwhelmingly positive feedback from the judges, the title traveled home to Leicester instead of Lewisham.
Gareth Malone also spoke of his time with the Choir, commenting: "You never normally get to go backstage at a healthcare trust, and I hope that the show will give people a sense of how committed the doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are. Everyone lives and breathes their jobs."