The London Hospices Choir joined forces with Paul Carrack to release an original recording of the popular single ‘The Living Years’ paired with a music video shot at Clapham’s Royal Trinity Hospice.
The London Hospices Choir is made up of 300 patients, families, staff, and volunteers from eighteen London hospices, which has provided a positive effect the hospice community that has inspired members and the public alike.
“I have been given a new lease of life being part of the London Hospices Choir. St Joseph’ s Hospice has been like a family to me, and now I feel like I am part of a huge extended family with 300 people all wanting to give something back to these wonderful places,” said 94-year-old choir member Lillian John.
The hospice choir’s goal is to make their original recording of ‘The Living Years’ this Christmas’s number one track, the choir has launched the Say it in the Living Years campaign under #hospices4xmasno1 to encourage hospices to share special messages from hospice patients or family members.
“The Living Years has been an important song for me for many years, but this is the version that means the most. Recording it with this incredibly special group of people for such a worthwhile cause has created some kind of magic. It’s a powerful and inspiring track, and I hope that everyone gets behind it this Christmas,” said Paul Carrack, the lead vocalist on the original hit.
The London Hospice Choir’s ‘The Living Years’ track is available for purchase on Amazon and iTunes after its release on 16 December 2016, and all sales profits will be divided among the eighteen hospices involved in the choir.