Paula Evans

Location

Pershore, Worcestershire

Specialisms

Focussing on the fabulous benefits of singing for our mental and physical health and joy!

Additional information

Paula is a British Lung Foundation Singing for Lung Health Leader, professional singer, vocal coach, and choir leader working with all age groups from 5 – 94. She combines elements of vocal improvising, from ‘Intelligent Choir’ practices and Circlesinging; she loves working in many different contexts!

Working with Natural Voice and Alexander Technique principles, Paula is passionate about encouraging whole body singing and the benefits of singing to promote improved physical and mental health and wellbeing.  She is continuing to develop her GP and hospital funded ‘Sing for Health’ sessions across Worcester; at present she has three fully-funded weekly Sing for Health sessions – full details and quotes from participants on www.paulaevans.com

With her partner, Chris Long, Paula runs the widely acclaimed singing gaggle Vocal High, as well as the newly formed Feel-Good Chorus and the North Cotswold Singers.

She sings with newly formed vocal septet The Sisters of Sound, Excelsa Voces and as a soloist.

Paula enjoys working with a diverse range of music from all genres, places and time periods. – all levels of experience catered for and extremely welcome!

My choirs

North Cotswold Singers
Description

North Cotswold Singers – this lovely group get together on Wednesday mornings between 10am – Midday in Willersey, nr Broadway. Formerly a U3A choir, the NC Singers is now open to all. Historically, this group have always worked from sheet music but we do have non-music readers too; all levels of experience welcome, we will cater for whichever way you prefer to learn. The repertoire is a beautiful mix of more traditionally ‘choral’ pieces plus a gradually broadening repertoire of song. We currently have a good balance of c 30 mixed voices. We are recruiting – come and join us for a taster session to see if this is the group for you! Please get in touch if you are interested.

Session times

Wednesdays from 10 - midday during term times

Sing for Health – Pershore
Description

Sing for Health Worcester is funded by Worcester Acute Hospitals and is free to attend. We spend the first 20 minutes on whole body breathing awareness exercises through relaxing, working with posture, and bringing ourselves into balance which we then use in the context of songs. No previous singing experience required, you can self-refer or be referred to me via a GP or Clinician. Sing for Health aims to leave you feeling more positive, more confident, and happier, it sends you away with a spring in your step! See website for times, venue details, information and quotes for current attendees. All welcome!

Session times

Wednesdays in term time - 2 - 3pm

Sing for Health – Worcester
Description

Sing for Health is a GP funded Singing for Health group so is free to attend. We spend the first 20-25 minutes on whole body breathing awareness exercises through relaxing, working with posture, and bringing ourselves into balance which we then use in the context of songs. No previous singing experience required, you can self-refer or be referred to me via a GP or Clinician. Groups are very friendly and welcoming – Sing for Health aims to leave you feeling more positive, more confident, and happier, it sends you away with a spring in your step! Sing for Health is free to attend, all welcome! See website for times, venue details, information and quotes for current attendees.

Session times

Pershore on Mondays at 10am and again at 6pm. Sessions last one hour.

The Feel Good Chorus
Description

The Feel Good Chorus – Born out of Sing for Health, the Feel-Good Chorus is an uplifting, open-to-all singing group of (currently) c 30 voices based in Pershore, Worcestershire. We sing a fun and varied repertoire of songs, some you will know well, some will be unknown to you, in up to four part harmony. Many of these singers have been part of ‘Sing for Health’ for some time and were sounding so marvellous and having such a good time that a ‘choir’ group was the natural progression! Since that move we have been joined by other members of the community – it is a really joyous group! We are recruiting now, come and give us a try!

Session times

Tuesday afternoons between 2 - 3.30

Vocal High!
Description

Vocal High – a marvellous and unique gaggle of songsters from around Pershore and Worcestershire parts. VH is an exciting and dynamic group of like-minded souls, truly an extended family in song! Formed in 2016, we are a 45-strong performing group of mixed voices singing an unexpected and genre-defying repertoire! Find us here – www.vocalhigh.com

Session times

Tuesdays and Wednesday evenings

Contact details