Grief Chorus Round 2: Call for participants

23 Nov 2023

We invite you to join us for a series of free voice and singing workshops exploring responses to grief through song.



Over eight weeks in early 2024, we are asking the questions: How do we find joy in processing grief through sound and song? What are the musical elements of loss and grief?

We are inviting participants to come together to explore a range of vocal and breath exercises, and learn to sing together as a group, before finding songs and music that relate to the ideas of grief and joy. This participatory project is primarily aimed at residents of Brent to explore responses of grief through music and sound. Over 8 weeks through structured play and a framework of working from and responding to the body, the chorus will start to dig into how we respond to grief as humans.

The project, led by Theatre Director David Ashley, will take place across 8 evening sessions and two weekends in January, February and March 2024 in which participants will be guided through an exploration of their vocal response as a group to form a ‘Grief Chorus’.

The project will culminate in an informal sharing of work followed by a conversation over food with friends and family on Saturday 9 March. 

The workshops will include movements that can be modified for anybody. We welcome participants with limited mobility and are happy to talk about how we can support any access needs.

“I expected to sing and also I wanted to explore my own experience and feelings towards the pandemic as well as hear about other people’s. I expected to create an artistic project collaboratively and that is exactly what we did. The project met my expectations, but in an unexpected way. Due to the nature of working with non performers, we approached the subject of grief in lots of different ways and with a lot of joy, which was refreshing, it also felt like a really safe space where I could express myself.”

Round I Participant
  • Open to anyone over 18, particularly people living in Brent.
  • No experience in singing needed – there are no expectations, we believe that everyone can sing.
  • Free to take part.



Saturday 13 January 2024: 12pm-4pm Introductory workshop

Mondays 15 January – 4 March: 6.45pm – 9pm

Saturday 9 March: 10am – 6pm Sharing day with song and food

We hope that you are available for most of the workshops, but understand that you may have to miss one or two.



Brent Hub Community Enterprise Centre,

6 Hillside, Stonebridge, London, NW10 8BN

Getting to the venue

  • Bus: 18, 224, 260, 266
  • Tube & Train – Stonebridge, and Harlesden train stations
  • By car: use postcode NW10 8BN. Free parking close by


If you need support getting to the venue, we are happy to support your travel expenses, please let us know in the expression of interest form or contact us at



Paved areas outside are laid with gradual slopes and there is an elevator inside of the building.



Wednesday 10 January 2024.



Please fill out the expressions of interest form and we will be in touch.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please email or give us a call on 020 7485 7700.

Grief Chorus is kindly supported by the National Lottery Community Fund.


© Sarah Ainslie