About Us

The choir is an integral part of the Open Arts artistic programme, an arts and disability organisation that engages with disabled people in delivering high quality activities and events across a range of art forms based in Belfast, Northern IrelandStarted in 2000, the Open Arts Community Choir is an award winning, dynamic, inclusive choir. It features people with and without disabilities from every section of the community who are all are united by their love of music and singing

The Choir’s achievements have included performing on prime time TV and competing at the highest levels in the most prestigious of venues all over the UK, Ireland, Europe and the USA. In 2017 the choir represented Northern Ireland in the European Choir Games and won two gold medals, and a gold and silver diploma.
Picture of choir on stage at Bangor choral festival in 2018

2020 was the 20th anniversary of the choir. For their 18th birthday we commissioned the video below, which highlights some of the remarkable achievements they’ve had over the years.

Choir performing at the foot of the steps in the great hall in Stormont