Anatomy of a Choir: an ethnographic study of the Choir with No Name

Anatomy of a Choir: an ethnographic study of the Choir with No Name


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Mortimer P

Year of Publication:
2018

Publisher(s):
Humanities Commons

Publication Type:
Other Paper

Abstract:

The Choir with no name, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2018, is a choir aimed at people ‘affected by homelessness’, who may possibly be less likely to join a regular community choir.

This report was written as the final project for the year 2017/18 at Trinity Laban and Open University by a participant on the Certificate in the Practice of Music Making.

The author of the report joined the choir for three months and participated in every aspect, from rehearsals, dinners, a meeting to a gig. The author chatted to the members, sang with them and talked to the choir leader and manager about everything from the ethos of the choir, to whether meat was served often enough at the meal provided after each rehearsal.



Evidence Type: Case Study

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Participant Group: Adults

Art Forms: Music

Access Type: Free Download