A Calmer Place to Be

Sing! Choirs has been singing since 2011 and has put on amazing performances both in the local area, further afield in the UK and also abroad, as well as raising over £29,000 for local charities to date!

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, MD Kathryn Rowland has set up Sing! Choirs online which now sees over 150 people singing each week through these sessions …. and in addition, they have recorded a brand-new song in a bid to raise funds for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and All In Sound, who run a dementia choir in Ely.

Kathryn says, “One afternoon I was inspired by some of the things that have struck me during this lockdown period and how it all made me feel and so started to write a song ……. I then had the idea to get my choirs involved singing, and also wanting to make a difference so spoke with Arthur Rank Hospice Charity about helping them to raise some much needed funds at this difficult time, as well as support our local dementia choir through All In Sound…..and lots of hours later we have this new song “A Calmer Place to Be”!  I am also delighted to include drawings and photos from local people in the video after a shout out on Facebook and Spotted in Ely, so thank you for all those too.”

Donna Talbot, Director of Fundraising and Communications states, “Arthur Rank Hospice Charity are absolutely thrilled to be involved in this wonderful song. The lyrics are fantastic. Seeing the smiling faces of Sing! Choirs’ members and my colleagues at the Hospice in the video also reinforces the strength and commitment of our fantastic community. At a difficult time like this, calmness is needed and appreciated, along with the reassurance that whilst we may not be able to be together physically, we are always here for another.”

The video and song can be seen here: https://youtu.be/mV7unqZhPso

And you can donate here:  https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/acalmerplacetobe2020

For any more information about “Sing! Choirs” you can contact Kathryn on kathryn@singchoirs.com –  everyone is welcome to come along and join the Virtual Sing! that happens each week, or you can visit our website www.singchoirs.com 

Press release from Sing! Choirs

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