On Friday 21st June our recovery choir celebrated Make Music Day UK with live performances across Bristol.

Make Music Day is an annual set of free music events taking place on the longest day of the year in venues and public spaces across the UK – from town squares to libraries, bandstands to school halls and arts centres.

When you sing all your problems go away for that moment.

- Andy, Rising Voices

Rising Voices Recovery Choir, begun their day rising early to join Emma Britton on BBC Radio Bristol's Breakfast Show, where choir members talked about their positive experiences in Rising Voices and they also gave a live performance of Rushing to help relax all all the commuters who might be feeling a bit stressed in their morning traffic.

The choir then travelled to Bristol Harbour for their public performance in Brunel Square, outside Brunel's SS Great Britain, before climbing on board the ship itself for their finale performance for ticket holders.


Catch up with the choir on BBC Sounds while you still have a chance. (Skip to 1:52:40 on the timeline)

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