Mass Choral Events
Unifying communities for important causes through the power of music
Katie has directed large scale events including: Sing for Water, Compassionate Neighbours/ St Christopher's Hospice and Festival of Peace Croydon, plus one-off events and workshops for organisations including Compassionate Neighbours, NHS England, Forest Hill Schools Conference, The Circle
Sing for Water
Sing for Water was initiated by composer Helen Chadwick as a project to raise money for WaterAid at The Thames Festival in 2002. Mass choral events now take place across the country and have raised over £1.2 million for WaterAid's life-saving projects providing clean water, hygiene and sanitation in the world's poorest communities.
Katie Rose has been conducting events for Sing for Water since 2011. She has co-directed Sing for Water London with Michael Harper & Roxane Smith at Totally Thames since 2017:
"Sing for Water demonstrates the amazing power of song to make waves in the world"
Sing for Water London 2021
19th September 2pm at the Thames Festival
Co-directed by Roxane Smith and Katie Rose
We will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Sing for Water with a special event featuring guest conductors Una May Olomolaiye, Chris Samuel and Founder Helen Chadwick and her vocal ensemble.
Our annual mass choral fundraiser, with choirs from across the UK joining forces and voices to fundraise for WaterAid.
In 2020 we went virtual and we are hoping very much to be in person this year.
For more information visit
Sing for Water Virtual Event 2020
The year we went online!
“There is a song which says 'many drops to turn a mill, singly none' and it is wonderful that so many choirs, festivals and individuals are now involved with Sing for Water. We are hoping that Sing for Water will continue to grow so that many more people can have access to safe water and sanitation. ”
— Helen Chadwick
St Christopher's Hospice Compassionate Neighbours
Compassionate Neighbours is free community-led support for anyone experiencing loneliness or social isolation because of age or illness, including those living with a chronic, long-term or terminal illness and dementia. For those living in the Crystal Palace and Gipsy Hill area.
The programme was inaugurated in October 2017, with musical events including community singing and a performance of Ave Verum with London Mozart Players featuring St Christopher's Hospice Choir conducted by Katie Rose.
February 2018 - Community Choir Festival featuring 7 local community choirs
April 6th 2019 - Giving Voice Concert - A celebration of spring through music, stories and song at Christchurch Gipsy Hill, 5.30-8pm - https://www.stchristophers.org.uk/givingvoice