20,000 Voices

20,000 Voices

Charity information

20,000 Voices

20,000 Voices provides opportunities and development for singers and choirs at all levels, through:
community choirs, Silver Singers groups;
services for, eg, arts in health, prisons, etc;
special creative projects & collaborations;
training & CPD for choral & vocal leaders;
workshops and short courses (both general and specialist);
international residential summer school (exploring connections between early, folk & traditional music);
advocacy, consultancy & other resources and advice

Founded 1993

  • Mission statement

    20,000 Voices promotes, supports and develops singing across Northumberland and the north east. It encourages activities which enhance the enjoyment of music and singing skills across a wide range of vocal styles and across the widest possible community.

    Singing is important:
     Singing is a basic human activity
     Singing develops physical, mental, social, emotional and creative capacities
     Singing promotes the healthy linking of these capacities
     Singing develops self-confidence and self-esteem
     Singing is enjoyable and anyone can do it

    Key activities:
     Advocacy - promoting the benefits of singing and encouraging others, including decision makers, to share our beliefs
     Developing Networks - offering singers and music leaders opportunities to learn from each other, and developing partnerships with other organisations
     Providing - delivering a strong programme of activity with energy, enthusiasm and efficiency.

  • Aims

    20,000 Voices aims to:

    • Empower all people through singing
    • Engage people in the development of vocal & communication skills
    • Enrich lives through learning and participation
    • Enhance health and wellbeing with the benefits of singing
    • Extend access to participation in singing
  • Overview

    Established: October 1993

    Registered Charity Number: 1073394

    Board members: 3

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 6

    Phone number: 07979 866303

    Address: Bedlington Community Centre, Front Street West, Bedlington Northumberland NE22 5TT

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
  • 20,000 Voices Appeal

    An appeal to support the development and management of exciting and new singing opportunit... More