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Earl Mountbatten Community Choir

The Earl Mountbatten Community Choir launched in January 2017 and is led by the hospice’s music therapist, Fraser Simpson, who joins our team us through a partnership with the national music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins

The choir meets each Wednesday evening, 6.30-8.15 pm in the John Cheverton Centre. Membership is comprised of patients, staff, relatives and volunteers – anyone with a connection to the hospice is welcome to join us. We are a non-auditioning choir and the ability to read music is not needed, all that is required is the desire to sing! 

Our confidence is developing by the week and we enjoy singing a wonderful range of uplifting songs from modern pop classics to traditional songs and chants from around the world. We have a membership of around 50 people and new members are welcome to join us at any time.

The choir is based on the premise that everyone can sing and that singing is good for us. We aim to be inclusive and to have fun, first and foremost.

There are many health benefits to singing. It is a great form of aerobic exercise promoting deeper breathing. Singing releases endorphins, reduces stress and increases confidence, self-esteem and positivity. It is also a great social activity and helps to build community.

We believe that music is something to be shared and in March we enjoyed a great evening performing to friends, family and colleagues. We hope to repeat this again soon.

We look forward to seeing you – at one of our performances, or amongst ourselves!

Please contact Fraser Simpson for further information about singing in the choir, or just turn up and join us on a Wednesday evening.

Email: fraser.simpson@iwhospice.org. Tel: 07834 322316.

Music for a summer's evening

The Earl Mountbatten Community Choir will give an informal performance of a wide selection of uplifting songs from around the world, including favourites from Abba, The Beatles and Queen, traditional African/Afro-Carribean songs and Broadway hits.

Venue: John Cheverton Centre
Date: Wednesday 12 July
Time: 7.00 pm
Refreshments available from 6.30 pm
Entry free (donations welcome)

Earl Mountbatten Community Choir

 "What should have been a very stressful time was eased by the love, professionalism and warmth we received from all the staff." 

 

Sandra Aldridge, wife of Colin