Joyful Noise Choir (JNC) is a choir of people living with HIV. The choir membership consists of people of multi-ethnic, faith, gender and sexual orientation – a truly inclusive and inspirational collective.
Since its inception in September 2013, JNC has had over150 participantssign up and has a regular performing group of around30 people.
It is open to all people living with HIV and acts as a way to reduce isolation, encourage social participation, and to create a sense of community. It has developed into one of the most vibrant services for positive people across London.
WHAT WE DO
Each week for 2 and a half hours choir members explore different aspects of musicality. These will include:
singing with a band
By exploring these different aspects we connect with the emotion of the song through use of their own personal narratives.
I feel so proud to have joined the JNC. In the rehearsal room we cry, laugh and support each other, when one is down we lift them up.
The choir has really bonded us as people living with HIV and a big family. The choir has changed my life for the better and given me the confidence to stand up in front of hundreds of people and sing and be part of a visible HIV positive group.
I have started volunteering and now work as the Choir Administrator which is a role I feel blessed to do. I love JNC and think it should be prescribed on the NHS. – JNC CHOIR MEMBER