The Missing People Choir
finding lost loved ones
What a brilliant idea!Simon Cowell
since BGT 5 people have come home or made contact with their loved ones
“I Miss You” and Britain’s Got Talent 2017
The Missing People Choir was created in June 2014 by James Hawkins Music and the charity Missing People for those who have had someone missing in their lives. It’s a project very close to Jim’s heart and encapsulates how purposeful music and singing reaches us on an emotional level, making a greater impact than ‘usual’ forms of communication.
James was proud to have prepared and directed the choir’s Britain’s Got Talent audition on the London Palladium stage, and in the live shows through to the final. The purpose of the BGT platform was to bring missing people home, and to raise awareness for the charity Missing People.
The audition song, “I Miss You”, was written specially for the choir who didn’t have their own song. It uses words and thoughts from choir member, Peter Boxell, whose son Lee is missing. James Hawkins and Simon Rhodes, turned those words into music and song. It’s given the choir an identify and is one of the mose requested, emotive and successful song for the choir.
The legacy of the Missing People choir extends into fundraising. In 2017 alone the choir was responsible for drawing in over £400k in cash and have also facilitated fundraising of over £150k in 2018.
For more information about Missing People and the choir, please visit the Missing People website.
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