A community choir with an emphasis on singing for breathing to help those with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or other respiratory issues, including COVID related.
We are starting a five-week online pilot to launch new Singing For Wellness choirs for East and West Devon from Thursday 24 June 2021. Free to join and open to anyone with a respiratory condition and their support network. Read more and join us!
Singing For Wellness (Torbay)
Singing for wellness is a group offering a friendly space to make friends and sing together. We do breathing exercises, voice releasing, sing great songs, as well as chat, drink tea, and eat cake!
The warm up exercises are key to this group, and as one member recently described, ‘it makes the physio fun!’. We sing a range of folk and popular songs that people can have fun reminiscing about as well as enjoying singing. There are no auditions and no previous singing or musical experience is needed.
Singing For Wellness regularly performs as part of Wren Torbay seasonal concerts, and they have flash-mobbed at Torbay Hospital. They sang at the glorious Spanish Barn Torre Abbey at the Transform Ageing festival. In 2019 they visited Gloucester at the invitation of partner project MindSong, to take part in an afternoon’s singing and eating picnic tea. Choir members are invited to perform with the group at their earliest opportunity, but there is never any obligation to take part in public events.
Featured in no less than five video presentations, including a main feature on BBC Spotlight, the limelight has not changed the friendly, welcoming, down-to-earth nature of the group.
If you have been diagnosed with a respiratory issue you can join the Singing For Wellness choir by contacting us.
We also support people who are not online or may not have an email address, and will offer an alternative way to join the group and access materials.
Location: The Windmill Centre, Pendennis Rd, Torquay TQ2 7QR
Time: Thursdays 1.30 – 3.30pm from September 2021. See the current dates.