The Heart of Newhaven Community has been working alongside individuals from the Praise Band, Newhaven Church, individual pupils and their families from Victoria and Trinity Primary Schools as well as individual members of Newhaven Community Choir, to encourage everyone to take part. 

Singing has been proved to induce a sense of well-being and singing together encourages social bonding.
You know you’re part of a wider community.
You don’t even have to live in Newhaven. 
We may not be mixing much in person at the moment, but we can still lift our voices together in song. 
By each contributing our own recording we came together virtually and have shown how united we are.

“As someone who has never really heard myself sing before I found the experience not only fascinating at what technology can do but very unifying and uplifting,” 

said one participant who has not only done this sort of thing before, but couldn’t wait to join in with this one.

Thank you to all those who contributed to this moving, beautiful and uplifting recording.

There was a lot of technical work to be done behind the scenes, but thanks to Jenni Robertson it’s now ready to be heard, just in time for Christmas cheer. 

“It's been a real testament to the power of song, and also technology,” says Jenni, “that we have been able to do this and not be anywhere near each other, and some of us have never even met. It has been an absolute pleasure and joy to hear your recordings coming in and it has been a real treat to hear it all coming together. The words and melody speak to so much of what we’ve been reminiscing about and yearning for this year in particular that I couldn’t imagine us recording anything else. To have folks come together from all across the community to sing and play while we’re still apart has been wonderful.

“Here's to one day getting together and singing it in person!”

You can hear the recording here…….

❤️🎤🎧🎼🎹 ❤️