Photos (c) Nick Reman and Mobo Organisation
B Positive Choir on The MOBO Awards
B Positive Choir
The Making of
B Positive Choir, as seen on TV, is a choir made up of people from across the UK, some of whom have Sickle Cell a genetically inherited disorder or have family members and friends with Sickle Cell.
The choir led by choir master Colin Anderson, was originally formed by NHS Blood and Transplant supported by Kanya King and The MOBO Awards to raise awareness of the impact of having Sickle Cell and the need for more blood donors from within the Black community.
The choir started out by performing live at the 2017 MOBO Awards ceremony and soon after released our own cover of the single "Rise Up" featuring award-winning Gospel songstress Lurine Cato MBE.
Following this success, the Choir entered the audition stages of the 2018 season of Britain’s Got Talent.
Our inspirational singing included a “rapturous” performance from The Greatest Showman, singing "This Is Me" as the choir then successfully reached the 2018 Britain's Got Talent live finals following Simon Cowell’s wild card pick, that year.
We have since gone on to perform for Her Majesty The Queen and The Royal Family at the 2019 Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey and The Duke of Sussex Prince Harry’s Sentebale Charity event to name but a few memorable events, which has also included traveling to Boston, Copenhagen and Las Vegas.
The choir continues to raise awareness of Sickle Cell and Blood Donation as a self-funded organisation working alongside the many charities and health organisations who support and care for people with Sickle Cell and their families, whose lives have been impacted by the fastest growing genetically inherited disorder in the UK and indeed, globally.
"Our mission continues whilst entertaining audiences with our uplifting music"
Our beginning as a choir started publicly, with some of those who live with Sickle Cell, talking about their personal experiences of living with the disorder and the impact that having Sickle Cell has had on not only their lives but their families and the ever present need for more Black Blood and Organ Donors.