Sacred Song, Singing for the Earth, Taize
Hello! I’ve been leading groups in harmony singing for over 15 years, in a variety of settings. My passion is facilitating safe and friendly spaces where people can feel free to express themselves. I aim to keep a good balance of accessibility and challenge in my events. There are no auditions and no need to read music at any of my groups or events.
As well as LOVING creating a beautiful sound, I am also passionate about singing as a tool for personal wellbeing, as well as as a group exercise, as a model of ways in which groups can work together to create something harmonious from several apparently discordant positions
I have great faith in the power of song as a tool for activism and run pop up Singing for the Earth events at green events, eco fairs, alongside Extinction Rebellion actions and sometimes purely as an intentional way of honouring the natural world.
“Good mix of songs in terms of origin, style, feel, difficulty.”
“The pace of teaching [was] excellent and sensitive.”
“A musical extravaganza of amazing harmonies; relaxing, funny, heartwarming, spiritual with a small ‘s’ – fantastic.”
Singing for joy at various venues up and down the Conwy Valley/Dyffyn Conwy. In 2023 we hope to meet at Betws, Llanrwst, Tal-y-Bont and Rowen. Contact us for more details.
First Saturday of each month
A warm and friendly harmony group, singing for the joy of it! Songs from around the world and various traditions, ranging from simple and easy to mildly challenging and all taught by ear.
Drop-in group, no need to book. You are welcome to come every now and then or every week, whatever works with your other commitments.
Suitable for beginners and can’t-singers, as well as seasoned songsters.
Every Thursday 7-9pm
A small but committed group singing harmony songs online together every week. Songs are all taught by ear.
Some members also participate in face to face sessions; other prefer just to sing online. Group members are located in Chester, London, Lake District, Newcastle, Rugby and Italy!
Every Monday (except Bank Holidays) 10.30-11.30am
A warm and friendly harmony group, singing for the joy of it! We sing outdoors throughout the year, in Water Tower Gardens when dry(ish) or the railway arches off Saddlery Way when wet.
Songs from around the world and various traditions, ranging from simple and easy to mildly challenging and all taught by ear. Songs for all seasons, for the wheel of the year, for life events both personal and for the whole community.
Drop-in group, no need to book, no expectation to attend every week unless you want to. New members are always welcome. You can drop in to sessions as often or as little as you want.
Suitable for beginners and can’t-singers, as well as seasoned songsters. We meet primarily to sing for the pleasure of it but are very happy to be overheard.
£10-£5 sliding scale.
Every Sunday 10.30am - 12 noon
We learn and sing songs from Taize every week, usually in the Lady Chapel in the Cathedral but sometimes at St John’s Church (by the amphitheatre). See website for full location list.
We also hold Taize services periodically.
No auditions, no need to commit to come every week. All songs taught by ear though music books are also available.
Every Friday 10.30-12