On Sunday 10 November the Whitworth, the University of Manchester, will be filled with choirs and a FREE singing extravaganza to celebrate the power of song, Singing in the City. Now, in is fifth year, this annual event will consist of fabulous, fun and infectious performances from all kinds of choirs; featuring everything from classics and old favorites, to rock and pop anthems.
As the day is all about wellbeing and how arts on prescription contributes, visitors will be able to explore a social prescribing market place which will provide a snap shot of the kinds of arts activity that can and does make a difference to people’s lives. There will be a FREE interactive workshop on how to look after your voice with top tips from the Singing in the City resident specialist speech and language therapist too. And as part of a grand finale we will be working with the audience and all the choirs to a build a choir in just 30 minutes proving anyone and everyone can sing.
Singing in the City brings together NHS workplace and community choirs to showcase their work to each other and the public in order to encourage new people to get involved in singing. Event director, Jo Ward NHS England’s North West, social prescribing network lead said, ‘It is official, singing is good for you. It helps you stay well whilst supporting recovery and importantly it helps to start to put people in control of their own wellbeing. So we want to get more people singing together.’
What better way to do this than showcasing ordinary people delivering extraordinary performances through a FREE celebratory concert featuring all kinds of choirs and song.
For further information and updates on Singing in the City and the North West Social Prescribing Network