Spoken word confidence building, music creating opportunities available for LGBT Youth aged 18-25 via Gay Abandon Choir. 4 workshop sessions with James Nash based on writing about a favourite icon/idol are being held at Swarthmore College Leeds from 21/10. Funded by Leeds Inspired
Catch Frances Bernstein’s’ other choir Free Range (which includes Harmony members) perform Cry Freedom at the Ilkley Literature Festival fringe (free entry !) Friday 17/10 9-1o pm which recounts to music the story of Frances’ father Rusty’s experience alongside Mandela during South Africa’s liberation struggle
To mark the theme of UN International Day of Older Persons (1st October) of being and staying active through culture in later life, we extend a warm welcome to Leeds older people to try out, join in & contribute to our weekly thursday night singing sessions. Please get in touch for any support needed in… read more
Here’s Leeds’ Head of Commissioning at Adult Social Care Mick Ward demonstrating the health benefits of a physical social singsong during a recent trip to Japan, along the lines of the Alzheimer’s Society’s sessions in the UK
Don’t make a drama out of your trip to the supermarket, make it instead an operatic experience
Interesting research: do peoples’ hearts synchronise when singing together ?
Sign this petition to the Education Secretary & watch Channel 4 9pm tonight (16/9) Anyone got a spare instrument to donate ?
Here’s founding Harmony member Raphael Petta (also of Songo ) powerfully popping up (splendidly-attired) to teach us a west african call & response song via our thursday session in July Post by Frances Bernstein.
As part of the global choral initiative One Day One Choir we’ll sing songs of peace at our regular session on Thur 18th Sept to coincide with international Peace Day 21/9. This follows on from last Saturday’s fundraiser workshop led by Frances in Headingley in aid of Medical Aid For Palestine