🌹 🎶 Singing in Squirrel Season 🎶🌹 Harvesting the singing treasures this September Like our long furry-tailed friends, for me, Autumn is a time to gather and store. What are you foraging for this squirrel season? If you're looking to crack a few vocal nuts, buzzing, humming, sliding and yawning will help reawaken your voice. If it's all feeling a bit frantic, taking a few minutes to anchor into deep belly breathing with long slow hums and vowels can soothe frazzled nerves. If you're ready to take a flying leap to a new branch, a liberating shake and sound for a few minutes can reboot and refre. It never fails to amaze me how the magic of singing can meet us wherever we are - there really is a song for every season!
🌹 🎶 Back to School, Back to Choir! Looking forward to welcoming singing friends old and new at events including: * Welcome Choir free taster 8th Sept - a lively singing start to the season. * Sing for Water Sept 18th - a spectacular singing splash for WaterAid **NEW** BLG Mind Wellbeing Choir 20th Sept - do you live in Bromley? - come along to a new daytime wellbeing choir led by Sarah Fisher and myself. * Winter Sparkle Joint Choir Concert 11th December - save the date for a sparkly afternoon tea concert @ St John the Evangelist - more soon! This and lots more... full choir info below!
🌹 🎶 Inspiration Corner * Amongst my summer bookworming, I had a very satisfying munch through Folly Ditch, the latest literary thriller from writer Anna Sayburn Lane. Anna reflects on the seasons with me in this creative conversation and shares her writing tips in this episode of Vocal Revolution Podcast. * Croydonites Festival is back with an inspiring range of performances including Gill Manly's new play The Benefactress starring Joanna Scanlan - (I have a small mystery role.... come along to find out??! :)
Do drop me a line with any questions or thoughts about Autumnal Singing!
Wishing you an abundance of creativity this September
🌹 🎶 Sing for Water London Sunday 18th September, 2pm @ The Scoop, More London, Queens Walk, SE1 2AA Roxane Smith and I will be co-directing this spectacular mass choral fundraiser for WaterAid featuring choirs from across the UK. Free to attend, donations welcome. More information
🌹 🎶Welcome Choir Warm, welcoming lively choir who laugh as much as they sing! Thursdays 7.00-8.30pm, St John the Evangelist Upper Norwood, Sylvan Road, SE19 2RX, First session free, then pay by term More informationFacebook Page
🌹 🎶 NEW!! Bromley Recovery College Wellbeing Choir Run by BLG MindLed by Musical Directors Sarah Fisher & Katie Rose Tuesdays 2.30-4pm from 20th September Azelia Hall, 258 Croydon Road, Beckenham, BR3 4DA
🌹 🎶 Carers Support Centre Choir Sing & Shine - Singing Respite Sessions for Carers. Weds 10.30-11.45am, Carers Support Centre, 24 George Street, CR01PG Free for Croydon Carers More information
🌹 🎶 Caterham Community Choir Co-Directed by Sarah Fisher & Katie Rose Tuesdays 7-9pm, de Stafford School, Burntwood Lane, CR3 5YX Facebook Page
🌹 🎶 HeartSong Happy heartwarming harmonies Bi-monthly Singing on Fridays 2-4pm Holwell Village Hall, Pirton Lane, SG5 3SS £6 suggested donation, pay by card
🌹 🎶 Heart & Lung Songs Fun Friendly Singing for Cardiac and Respiratory Patients Overseen by the Respiratory Physio Team at St George's Hospital Hybrid Sessions @ All Saints Church, Brudenell Rd, London SW17 8DQ
🌹 🎶 St Christopher's Hospice Choir Your voice matters - compassionate empowering singing Weds 6.30pm - 8pm , St Christopher’s CARE, St Christopher’s Hospice 51-59 Lawrie Park Road, Sydenham London, SE26 6DZ More information
🌹 🎶 The Benefactress Part of Croydonites Festival Saturday 8th October, 5.00-7.00pm, £12 Matthews Yard, CR0 1UF
A Gothic tale of female revenge. Gill Manly's new play starring BAFTA award winner Joanna Scanlan.
The play will be part of CroydonBites - a triple bill of bite size shows - also featuring Shaniqua Benjamin and Anita Wadsworth - Book here