Building community through the magic of harmony singing.
Come & Sing!!!
“Katie's love and enthusiasm for singing is infectious. Which means she generates that same love and enthusiasm in others. ”
— Bob Harper
“Singing is just amazing. The benefits gained are both physical and mental and I always feel so much better during and after a singing session. It's also great to meet up with others either in person or via Zoom and see everyone smiling and having fun.”
🌹 🎶 Warning: Singing can seriously increase your health and happiness!
Singing in a choir has many wonderful, well-researched health benefits:
Social Vitamins - building oxytocin boosted friendships.
Breathing deep - supports lung health
Voice gym - a fun work-out for mind, heart, body and soul
Mindfulness - tuning into the present moment
Confidence - lifting spirits and self-esteem
Contribution - raising voices for local/ global causes.
Unity - joining voices with people from different backgrounds
Joy! - enjoying the magic of singing together
🌹 🎶 What happens in a choir session?
We start with a lively, fun, warm up to tune up our voices. Songs from global genres - pop, folk, world, folk - are taught by ear, layering harmonies as we build a great sound. Plus the all-important tea/chat break and plenty of laughs along the way.
🌹 🎶 Katie's Approach
Katie has directed sessions for over 20 London choirs, including five hospitals and has directed large scale events including Sing for Water, Festival of Peace Croydon and St Christopher's Hospice. A fully insured, DBS checked member of the Natural Voice Network, she believes everyone has a voice and is committed to leading safe, inclusive choirs with people of all genders, cultures and creeds with zero tolerance for any form of prejudice.
Because Singing Can and Does Change the World...
“Pure joy of learning to sing with others. I didn't think I could sing, I can't read music and I had no faith in my voice. Katie helped me to find the courage to try. ”
— Anna, Welcome Choir
Sing for Water
Sing for Water demonstrates the amazing power of song to make waves in the world
Sing for Water was initiated by composer Helen Chadwick as a project to fundraise for WaterAid at The Thames Festival in 2002. Mass choral events now take place across the country and have raised over £1.2 million for WaterAid's life-saving projects providing clean water, hygiene and sanitation in the world's poorest communities.
Katie Rose has been conducting events for Sing for Water since 2011 and has co-directed Sing for Water London with Michael Harper & Roxane Smith at Totally Thames since 2017.
Sing for Water London 2022 at the Thames Festival
Sunday 18th September
Co-directed by Roxane Smith and Katie Rose
Our annual mass choral fundraiser, with UK choirs joining voices to fundraise for WaterAid.