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Scarborough Hospital's Wellbeing Choir

Phase 2:

Tuesdays, 3 September 2019 to 24 March 2020*

Drop-in between 12.30pm – 1.30pm as your time allows

Scarborough Hospital Chapel

Suggested donation £2

The session on 22 October 2019 will run between 12pm - 1pm.

*THERE WILL BE NO CHOIR SESSIONS ON:

TUESDAY 29 OCTOBER 2019

TUESDAY 24 DECEMBER 2019

TUESDAY 31 DECEMBER 2019

TUESDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2020

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We’re delighted to continue the Scarborough Hospital Wellbeing Choir, following the success of the pilot in Spring 2019.  We're extremely grateful to York Teaching Hospital Charity for continuing to fund and support this amazing project.

What is a Wellbeing Choir?

A Wellbeing Choir is like a regular choir, only the main focus is our health and wellbeing.  Studies show that choral singing improves our mood, with a decrease in stress, depression and anxiety; effects often attributed to the deeper breathing associated with singing. These benefits are enhanced in a group setting, compared to singing alone.  Through the Wellbeing Choir we aim to provide opportunities for people to socialise, and most importantly, to feel good and have fun!

  

Who leads the choir?

Sarah Dew leads this fully inclusive choir in friendly and relaxed sessions suitable for all abilities.  Sarah has a wealth of musical experience which includes teaching people of all ages, leading community choirs, composing and performing. She particularly enjoys facilitating the development of confidence and wellbeing through singing. Sarah looks forward to building on the amazing work of Nicola Betts, who led the choir in its pilot phase.

 

Who can attend the Choir?

Everyone – Whether you’re staff, a patient, visitor or member of the public, we’d love to welcome you along.

  

When and Where?

The Wellbeing Choir takes place between 12.30pm – 1.30pm, every Tuesday between 3 September 2019 – 24 March 2020 in Scarborough Hospital’s Chapel.  The Chapel is a short walk from the hospital’s main entrance.

 

What if I don’t have a full hour available?

The choir is very informal; you’re most welcome to pop-in when you can and stay for as little or as long as you like.

  

Do I have to pay?

There’s no commitment required when joining the choir, however, we do ask for a suggested donation of £2 which will go to York Teaching Hospital Charity who help to fund Arts projects, including the choir.

 

How do I sign up?

Contact Jess in the Arts Team to register your interest.

Email: jessica.sharp@york.nhs.uk

Phone: 01904 725265

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Looking to the Future

The Wellbeing Choir has been set up by the Arts Team as part of their music programme.  We’ll be evaluating the choir to understand how best to continue and develop it, ensuring we’re providing the best service for participants.  If you’d like to share any feedback please contact Jess by clicking here.

  

Thank you!

We’d love to say a huge thank you to our funders, York Teaching Hospital Charity, for their support of all things creative.

A special thank you to Scarborough Hospital’s Chaplaincy Department for allowing us to use their facilities.

And finally, thank you to everyone who comes along to sing with us!


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