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Something Inside So Strong

Battersea Power Station Community Choir recorded Labi Siffre’s song in honour of Thursday evenings Clap for Carers

Battersea Power Station Community Choir recorded a virtual rendition of Labi Siffre’s, ‘Something Inside So Strong’. It is a heartwarming tribute to all the hard work and sacrifices being made by NHS staff and carers fighting COVID-19 on the frontline.

“For me it’s essential to acknowledge the frontline workers of the NHS and all carers who are literally risking their own lives to save ours. I work for the NHS and am aware of the relentless commitment my colleagues have to make for the welfare of everyone in the country. While many of us stay at home, let’s not forget the daily courage they demonstrate as they face the frontline. They are heroes in the true sense.” said Sam Lyons,member of the Battersea Power Station Community Choir.

For many members, recording themselves singing alone was a nerve-racking experience but they were determined to take part to show their appreciation and support. The choir usually meet every Thursday at the Rose Community Centre in Battersea. As this sadly isn’t possible at the moment, to help members who might be worried about mental health due to self-isolation and social distancing, the choir has gone digital. Members are logging in every week to stretch their vocal chords and to talk about how they are coping with the current challenging situation.

Sam Evans, Choir Director of the Battersea Power Station Community Choir said:

“This has been Battersea Power Station Community Choir’s biggest challenge yet. Every one of our members have embraced the challenge of recording themselves singing at home as part of their tribute to everyone looking after us at the moment. We are a proper community choir and not everyone is a confident singer so our members were really brave when it came to effectively recording themselves singing a solo. I’m massively proud of them.”

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