Choir's 75-mile Bosnia walk will begin and end in Highgate

London world music choir Songlines prepare to walk the 75mile London Orbital in relay this weekend (August 15-16) to raise the final costs for their trip to Bosnia Herzegovina for a collaboration with the Internationally renowned Interfaith Choir Pontanim

London world music choir Songlines prepare to walk the 75mile London Orbital in relay this weekend (August 15-16) to raise the final costs for their trip to Bosnia Herzegovina for a collaboration with the Internationally renowned Interfaith Choir Pontanima, delivering a series of free concerts and workshops .

Beginning in Highgate at 7am on Saturday they will walk all around London in relay over 34 hours, finishing with a free performance at Highgate United Reformed Church on Pond Square at 7.30pm on Sunday.

Musical Director Sarah Jewell said: ''We don't have any funding to do this project - it's just something we really believe in. So far we have managed to raise 70 per cent of the costs of taking the choir abroad and we dearly hope this mighty walk will make up the shortfall so that all the members - not just the better off, can come with us.''

This is the first British Choir to visit Bosnia Herzegovina since the war. Its a fascinating, beautiful place and the oldest pluralistic society in Europe. 'Despite the horror of the last 20 years- the war and it's aftermath- music has brought people together and created peaceful dialogue where mere politics has failed and we recognise that we have so much to learn from them...and something uplifting and different to bring,' says Sarah.


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