True Voices, a new FREE weekly youth choir for young people 11-18 yrs (approx) will be starting on Sat 2nd March, 10.30 -12.30, at St Cedd's Church in Clayhall.
This community project is entirely funded by The Lord Mayor of London's Culture Seeds programme, and completely free of charge to all members. (Please find attached flyer)
Davida Robinson is a music Teacher at Glade Primary School in Clayhall, and run choirs for children as well as a community choir for adults.
Inspiration for True Voices arose after a concert in 2018, where some ex Glade students returned to perform with the younger children. Davida was saddened to learn that these students who had once had a passion for singing, no longer participated in a choir once they had left primary school.
This realisation led to securing a successful grant application with the Mayor of London's Culture Seeds whose aim is to support grassroots community-led arts, culture and heritage projects across the city.
Studies show that choral singing improves our mood, with a decrease in stress, depression and anxiety and these benefits are enhanced in a group setting. Singing in a group offers us a sense of belonging to something bigger than ourselves.