Phil Self, who runs a number of Canterbury Cantata Trust community singing groups, including Monday Music in Canterbury, has just produced the first in a number of projects designed to ensure we remain connected with our 'Singing for Health' and 'Sing to Beat Parkinson's' friends across East Kent and Medway during this difficult time.
The Isolation Choir sing their first song ever - the traditional song 'Wild Mountain Thyme'. 54 singers and 7 instrumentalists playing 9 different instruments. Many of these singers come from singing groups across East Kent and Medway who sing for their health and well-being as well as the enjoyment they get out if it. This includes people living with Parkinson's and other neurological conditions. Please see the links below for information on more of these groups.
To view the video click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOlSklHoL7g&feature=youtu.be
For more information about the Isolation Choir, find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theisolationchoir
This video also feature contributions from many professional musicians - please support as many of them as you can during these unprecedented times. Please donate to The Isolation Choir - Caring Through Singing project here: https://www.paypal.me/theisolationchoir
The Isolation Choir - Caring Through Singing is lovingly supported by these wonderful organisations:
CANTERBURY CANTATA TRUST http://www.canterburycantatatrust.org.uk
SING TO BEAT http://www.singtobeat.co.uk/
LIVING LIVELY https://www.livinglively.org.uk/
MUSIC 4 WELLBEING http://www.music4wellbeing.org.uk/
Canterbury Cantata Trust Trustees have been closely following news and information around the Coronavirus outbreak and we wanted to let you know how we are responding to the changing situation.
Following advice from the Government and NHS with regard to the risk to older members of society through the spread of this virus, we will suspend all our activities with immediate effect until it is appropriate and safe to meet together again.
Thus from Monday March 16th and until further notice, Canterbury Monday Music, Folkestone Monday Music, Amici Chorus, Canterbury Skylarks and Cantata choir will not meet.