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Creative Croydon Choirs
Creating Community Through Song, Story & The Art
Katie Rose leads sessions for
Croydon Carers Choir & Caterham Community Choir

She has also facilitated sessions at Croydon University Hospital, Forest Schools, Cotelands PRU and Croydon Community Choir. 
Click here to find out more about Creative Croydon 

Croydon Carers Choir

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Croydon Carers Choir
Bi-Monthly Wednesdays, 10.30-11.45 am

This has really lifted me and cheered me up.
I'm feeling so much better - S.


Sing your heart out with our friendly guided singing group!
No experience necessary, just come along and join the fun.

Free for Croydon Carers - no need to book, just drop in!
Carers Information Centre 
24 George Street, Croydon, CR0 1PB

For current dates please visit:
http://www.carersinfo.org.uk/whats-on

I rewrote the song lyrics because the centre is one of the biggest strokes of luck I've ever had and it has transformed my life. ”

David Sutch, Croydon Carer on rewriting the lyrics to Right Said Fred

Caterham Community Choir

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Caterham Community Choir
Sing Sing Sing
For The Love Of Singing!

 Led by Sarah Fisher & Katie Rose
Founded by Catherine Pestano

Your enthusiasm and skill in getting us all singing are inspiring.  Before I came, I thought I would like to sing but I didn’t realise just how much fun it would be, and how exciting it feels as all the voices start working together.   It is exhilarating! 

Tuesdays 7-9pm, de Stafford School
Burntwood Lane, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 5YX

£5 adults/ £2.50 concessions. Full term rates also available
For more Info: catchoir@btinternet.com
Or visit our Facebook Page 
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Creative Croydon Community Music Projects

Croydon Community Choir, led by the gifted and gracious Katie Rose, who opened proceedings with a wassailing song, Wassail The Silver Apple. It was this song which for me gave the afternoon its flavour: sweet, serious, haunting and wild.”

Liz Shepperd-Jones, The Croydon Citizen

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The session was very special since the Young People were all thoroughly engaged for the whole session - which is no small achievement!! Many of them have attention difficulties, which is a big struggle for them in school so the session was clearly really well paced and included enough variety to ensure that everyone was kept focused by it.  Just enough challenge to be exciting, but no-one was really out of their comfort zone, which was great.  It was so great to see individuals really embracing the singing - some in particular I know would never have dreamed of doing this in school in front of their friends so it was a mark of the safe space you created that enabled them to feel able to do this. Everyone was hypnotised by the gong - what a wonderful instrument. 
 - Suzy Strudwick,  Croydon Youth Forest Project Manager
Many thanks for the delightful afternoon of singing, learning and gaining a measure of confidence. You were simply wonderful and everyone enjoyed the session.”

— - The Other Half Parkinsons Support Group

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Watching and listening as she encouraged and instructed us, it came to me not for the first time that there’s something shamanic about Katie.”

Liz Sheppard-Jones, The Croydon Citizen

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I wanted to celebrate World Voice Day because I really feel that we can share peace together through our voices and sometimes in society there is little peace, there’s a lot of war out there, so to harmonise together and to move together and to praise in sound, that’s what it feels like a praising in sound together – it’s the solution. And I feel that my heart is warmed a lot from the experience.”

— - Sherine, participant, World Voice Day April 2015

I’m sure that’s done me the world of good... It gives me confidence that you all care ”

— Patient and his wife at Croydon University Hospital