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Homeless, GSU choirs bring harmony to the streets

Current and former homeless men and women make up a special choir that not only practices for great vocals, but builds a foundation to help each other get on their feet.

Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer, Jingle Bells, Silent Night, and many other Christmas favorites could be heard all through Woodruff Park downtown Monday afternoon.

The Atlanta Homeward Choir came together with the Georgia State University Choral Union to sing Christmas carols to raise awareness of homelessness as well as spread holiday joy.

Listen to their stories in the player above!

Seventeen men and 10 women make up the Atlanta Homeward Choir, built up of prior and current homeless residents of Atlanta. This is the 5th year for the Choir, but the first year teaming up with GSU.

Donal Noonan founded the group when he came to Atlanta and witnessed first hand how many people live on the streets.

The next Homeward Choir Concert is taking place Sunday, December 10 at the Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, starting at 5 p.m.

GSU Choir will join the Homeward Choir for a combined concert in March.