The choir was founded in the Olympic Park and is directed by university student Victoria Verbi. Following a passing comment from a family member about how much fun it would be to have an Olympic choir, Victoria put a notice about the choir in the Games Maker newsletter. 2 days later and after one brief rehearsal the choir performed at the Bandstand in the Olympic Park and subsequently on numerous BBC radios shows and were a great hit.
The choir was also asked by LOCOG to sing at the "Our Greatest Team" Athletes' Parade where the crowd and the athletes joined in with "Maybe it’s because I'm a Londoner" and "Consider Yourself" amongst other favourites.
The choir is an embodiment of the spirit of the Games Makers and the Games. It reflects the team spirit, excitement and unity that captured the imagination of the country during the Games and the volunteers in particular.
Importantly too, Victoria and the Choir have shown that you really can achieve what you set your mind to. The Games Maker Choir intends to provide the Games Makers and the country with one way of keeping the Olympic legacy going by continuing to perform.
The choir has gone from strength to strength and in December 2012 released a single with singer/songwriter Alistair Griffin called “I Wish for You the World” raising money for aspiring young athletes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8bftxm5-Nk
The single can be downloaded online at
The choir also performed as part of the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year programming, and has helped to launch Glasgow 2014’s volunteering initiative for The Commonwealth Games.
There is no specific requirement to join the choir apart from having to have been a Games Maker in your now familiar purple and poppy red uniform at either the Paralympic or Olympic Games.
If you would like to join the Choir more information can also be found on our Facebook page.
If you would like the choir to perform, whether it is a volunteering, charity, or sporting event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org putting "PERFORMANCE REQUEST" as the subject. We look forward to hearing from you.
Thank You - The Games Maker Choir.
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