Please note that our community choir is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. We'll let you know when the rehearsals are restarting.

Each Tuesday evening we run a fun and energetic choir for all ages and abilities here at Katharine House. No audition is required and there’s no need to be able to read music.

The positive impact of singing (and in particular group singing), on physical, mental and social health is well documented. Singing has been shown to improve breathing, posture and muscle tension, and listening to and participating in music-making has been shown to be effective in pain relief as well as being a great way to meet and make friends. It’s also great fun!

The community choir is led by musician and producer James Stevenson, who has released music with several bands and as a solo artist. James also runs several other community music projects, including a samba and brass band.

Where are the rehearsals?

At Katharine House Hospice.

When are they held?

Tuesdays, 6-7.30pm.

Who can join in?

Everyone is welcome from our community.

How do I join?

If you would like to join us, please contact Pam or another member of the Living Well Team at Katharine House Hospice on 01295 811866 or email: [email protected] to register and receive the online link for virtual groups.

How much do the rehearsals cost?

We charge £5 per rehearsal to cover expenses. Information about how to pay will be added to this page once the Community Choir is up and running again.

Keep in touch with Katharine House

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