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Children from Northern Ireland choir to sing on charity track dedicated to Jo Cox

Jo Cox was shot and stabbed multiple times last June (Yui Mok/PA)
Jo Cox was shot and stabbed multiple times last June (Yui Mok/PA)

By Christine Carrigan

A Northern Ireland choir is to feature on an international charity single released in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox.

Barazina Youth Choir is the only group of singers from here to appear on the track, entitled Human Kind, which will be released on the one-year anniversary of the Labour politician's death.

Formed in 2011 by founder and director Denise Rosborough, the choir's aim is to facilitate cross-community relations between children of differing religious and ethnic backgrounds. The children, aged four to 14, feature on the track five times.

Denise explained: "Michael Solomon Williams from Common and Kind, who's behind the whole thing, sent us an email last October. He'd heard of Barazina Youth Choir and wanted us to be involved in the single.

"We videoed ourselves on an iPhone at the Church of Ireland Rectory in Ballymoney, with the children singing around an oak tree outside, and also in the dining room.

"Then we sent it over to him and that was that."

The single celebrates Jo Cox's belief that "people have more in common than things which divide".

She was murdered during a brutal attack in her constituency in West Yorkshire on June 16 last year.

Thomas Mair shot and stabbed her, whilst shouting 'Britain first'.

The single will be released on June 16 to mark the one-year anniversary of Jo's death. All proceeds will go towards charity.

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