‘Olsang’ choir pipes up to back drug awareness charity
Following success in the ‘Office Choir of the Year’ competition back in March, Olsang – the legal equivalent of a supergroup – has joined the workplace choirs of The Telegraph, Norton Rose, SJ Berwin and Nomura for a concert in support of drug awareness charity, the Angelus Foundation.
The concert, which took place place in outdoor amphitheatre The Scoop, near Tower Bridge, was organised by Singingworks to raise awareness of the Foundation’s campaign to make drugs education compulsory in UK schools.
But the good deeds don’t stop there. The choir are now rehearsing their Christmas repertoire and hope to perform in December to raise money for FSID, the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths. They will also be providing the entertainment for a Christmas lunch at the Whitechapel Mission, a long-standing charity partner.
And if that wasn’t enough, the intrepid team found themselves on the BBC News last week showing first-hand the benefits of singing in a choir at work.
Diane Chadwick, a member of Olsang commented: ‘Singing builds community, teamwork skills and individual and group confidence. It has a lot to contribute to the work environment’. KM