Morning Chorus - daytime women's singing group
Companion Voices - singing at bedsides
I run a daytime singing group for women on a termly basis. There are about 30 participants. It is a warm and friendly environment. We sing all sorts, depending on whatever has inspired me in my week! I teach by ear and provide lyrics and soundtracks if we have a performance in the term. We generally perform in one big shared concert with Songlines (my husband’s choir), and maybe an informal performance elsewhere (we have sung in care homes and for other social groups ).
I also run a small monthly evening group of Companion Voices (www.companionvoices.org is a growing national network ). We learn a small dedicated repertoire of songs to sing at bedsides of hospice patients, or those receiving palliative care at home.
Heart of England Companions are part of a growing UK wide network offering singing for the end of life.
We have monthly learning circles where we have a heart sharing – a moment where we explore aspects of grief and coming to terms with death, plus learning bits about each other’s lives so we can know each other better and trust one another.
We learn a small dedicated repertoire of songs to offer as a free service to those nearing the end of life.
It is not a choir in the sense that we aren’t performing, but we learn songs to a high standard so we are able to sing them in groups of no more than 4 people.
Thursday evenings 7.30 - 9.30pm
Morning Chorus is a weekly women’s singing group for those who want to sing for pleasure. No experience necessary.
The singing group is led by Rebecca Knight, former co-leader of Songlines Community Choir. Over the years Rebecca has led International Women’s Day workshops and has taught at Unicorn Voice Camp, Unicorn Dancing Spirit Camp, Sacred Arts Camp and Whitsun Voice Camp.
Our repertoire: all sorts of songs (all taught by ear)
It is great for your health and general well-being to sing on a weekly basis.
All voices welcome.
Mondays in term time 10am - 11.45