Alice Coote has leant her glorious mezzo-soprano to a solo recording of “A Place to Call Home,” as part of Shelter’s Sing for Shelter project. Its composer, BBC’s Young Composer of the Year Alex Woolf, accompanies Ms Coote on piano. The single is generously supported by Wigmore Hall, which hosted the performance and recording.
The Sing for Shelter project brought together nearly 2,000 voices from across The UK to raise money and awareness to combat the current homelessness crisis. For the original single, Ms Coote was joined by Sir Bryn Terfel, Lesley Garrett, the English National Chorus and Orchestra and choirs and singers from across the nation. The project has grown into a movement of thousands of singers from choirs across the country, brought together by their shared love of singing and solidarity with Shelter’s work.
The single, recorded at ENO’s home, the London Coliseum, is available for download and streaming now. All profits go directly to Shelter’s work supporting those facing bad housing and homelessness.
Listen and Support: Find “A Place to Call Home” to download and stream
For more information: Please visit england.shelter.org.uk