Orchestra of St John's

Displaced Voices

Displaced Voices is an OSJ initiative that brings together refugees and asylum seekers with professional musicians and university students through hands-on musical participation.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (289106)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£16,897

Donations

44

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    Helping

Location

Situation

Mental health in Immigration Removal Centres is a serious issue and it has been demonstrated that musical participation can have a meaningful impact on those struggling with mental health issues. For more information see the 2016 UK Immigration Detention Profile https://www.globaldetentionproject.org/countries/europe/united-kingdom

Solution

Music-making has been shown to support good mental health and bridge cultural barriers by bringing people together in non-verbal communal activity. Both of these are significant issues for refugees and asylum seekers - particularly those in detention. We will be working with detainees in Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre and in schools in Oxfordshire.

  • Working with the most extraordinary musicians we aim to make the emotion, drama and culture of live classical music available to all.

    — Peter Cousins, chairman

  • OSJ's work in the community is a core part of our activity.

    — Cayenna Ponchione, associate conductor

  • Our mission is to serve our communities by promoting concerts of unrivalled artistic excellence, and by bringing the benefits of music to individuals who may not otherwise be able to access it

    — John Lubbock, founder

  • OSJ's work in the community is a core part of our activity.

    — Cayenna Ponchione, associate conductor

  • Our mission is to serve our communities by promoting concerts of unrivalled artistic excellence, and by bringing the benefits of music to individuals who may not otherwise be able to access it

    — John Lubbock, founder

  • Working with the most extraordinary musicians we aim to make the emotion, drama and culture of live classical music available to all.

    — Peter Cousins, chairman