There's a new section on the website – see the list of pages above now includes 'Study', which is exactly that: an academic study of Commoners Choir, its inception and its links to the radical history of singing and walking. It's written by Lisa Taylor (Leeds Beckett University) and is published in Leisure Studies, a collection of academic papers.
Real change comes from below: walking and singing about places that matter; the formation of Commoners Choir
...and is a detailed look at how this bunch of ne'er-do-wells came together almost three years ago to sing 'Get off your arse!' and walk up some big hills, all in the grand tradition of William Morris, the Clarion Clubs, and countless other determined folk.
C h o i r a l S c r a t c h
7" vinyl EP
Six singalong Protest Songs Released to greet Trump's visit to the UK –
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Announcing a special 'True North' event at HYDE PARK PICTURE HOUSE in Leeds, Sunday January 27th at 2pm. This will be a screening of the 'True North' documentary (which went down a storm at Leeds International Film Festival) accompanied by performances from Commoners Choir, SHE Choir (Manchester) and hopefully Stockton's wonderful Infant Hercules choir. The afternoon will culminate in a joint performance by all three choirs of 'True North'. Unfortunately this may be a never-to-be-repeated performance. So grab your family members and grab some tickets for this special event.
Photograph by Sara Barnard