Sue Rushforth


Supporting all who wish to sing and connect with others.

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I love the power of music to make people feel as one and to bring a sense of well-being in challenging times.  The voice can transcend language and geographical barriers and simply be a universal sound which, when shared with others, can nurture a sense of belonging.

Having given up the day job,  I now enjoy getting my hands dirty, connecting with the soil and growing community links in West Penwith through volunteering at Bosavern Community Farm and The Acorn Theatre, Penzance which hosts live music events.

I am currently holding monthly song circles with a hybrid approach to singing and chanting – providing an opportunity for exploring the voice and improvisation, held in a safe and relaxed space of healing (yoga, dance, meditation and other holistic therapies) with the aim of achieving a sense of connection and well-being.


After 40 years of singing in choirs, groups and in folk clubs, I put myself forward to lead a community choir in 2017, when we found ourselves without a leader.  I benefited from a fabulous Sharing the Music residential weekend led by Susie Ro where I learned to teach using Natural Voice methods and observed other NVN teachers at workshops.

In 2020 I moved to Cornwall and connected with the wonderful Pip Wright, singing with Levow an Bys in Penzance and Songs with Spirit, Songs for the Soul, held in a sacred space not far from home which I can walk to across the fields!

In 2023 I started running ‘Song Circles’ at West Cornwall Inner Space, Newlyn – complementing yoga and other therapies already on offer there.

I recently set up a website Penwith Voices which shares information on all singing opportunities in South West Cornwall and will continue to encourage others to sing for health, connection and well-being!

My choirs

Penwith Song Circle

Everyone is welcome – this is a friendly supportive group welcoming both experienced singers and those with less confidence who may be feeling anxious and or who have never sung with a group before.

We connect with self and others, the land and the sea – meeting in a relaxed and healing space close to Mount’s Bay.

We focus on breath – singing from the core and the heart, complementing yoga practice but with no experience necessary.

Our style and approach to singing is freestyle and informal.  We introduce harmony and improvisation and simply go with the flow, exploring a variety of short songs, chants, mantras and rounds – inspired by cultures worldwide, including our own.

Contact Sue via or 07929 616274.

Session times

2nd Sunday every month 10.30-12.30

My events

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