Meet others in a relaxed setting, have fun and lift your spirits.

The Penny Brohn Choir runs every Wednesday 6.15 – 7.30pm during term time, with refreshments and get together beforehand from 5:30pm. You don’t have to be able to read music and there’s no audition.

Recent studies have shown the positive health benefits of community singing for all, but especially for anyone living with cancer. Singing is great for the immune system and does wonders for stress levels, improving your breathing and sleep patterns.  It also gives you the opportunity to develop a connection with others and boost your sense of wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem.

Most importantly, though – it’s a lot of fun!

Performances are given three or four times a year, but you won’t be expected to perform if you don’t feel confident or able to: the important thing is the singing.

The choir is organised and led by Doug Watts, and includes singers from every background and of every ability – the emphasis is on creating a supportive space for you to find your natural voice. We learn songs by ear, so there is no need to read music – all you need is a connection to Penny Brohn.

Our varied songbook covers British Folk, American Soul and even some South African community songs – part of the joy of community singing is to welcome songs from around the globe.

We don’t charge, but voluntary donations of £5 to help cover costs will be gratefully received.

To find out more call 0303 3000 118 or email communitychoir@pennybrohn.org.uk.