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BSL Community Chorus

There are over 5,000 deaf children in Birmingham and the West Midlands and 32 million worldwide. For the Birmingham 2022 Festival, local artist collective Friends Of Cedar Church have worked with staff and pupils of Longwill School For Deaf Children to orchestrate and record an uplifting community song to celebrate British Sign Language (BSL) as a major language in Birmingham.

The aim is to empower deaf children by teaching signing through singing across whole communities to build new community bonds and empower the marginalised.

As part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival, a number of live performances have been organised including a flash mob performance at Birmingham New Street Station and a Friends Of Cedar Church Singstanding Community Sing.

Birmingham BSL’s Community Chorus have produced an uplifting song called ‘Your Love Lifts Me Up’. Watch the official video below.