Community Pop Chorus CIC offer workshops, regular and ad hoc singing sessions, performance experiences, outings, and opportunities for creativity and self-expression, with particular emphasis on the wellbeing aspects of music participation.
By delivering activities directly into care settings, dementia cafes, schools, day care centres, and groups for people with additional learning or physical needs, we can offer the wellbeing benefits of singing to members of the Suffolk community who otherwise wouldn’t be able to access activities of this nature.
During all our activities we sing well-known pop songs, from an era that’s appropriate for the people we’re working with. For example – our regular Monday afternoon wellbeing group meet in Otley and sing a range of songs predominantly from the 60s and 70s (The Beatles, Carpenters, Neil Diamond, Tina Turner, The Monkees etc). When we go into schools we choose songs by artists like McFly, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man and other contemporary performers. The people we work with are the best source of ideas for repertoire, and we’re always open to taking requests.
Our activities support mental and physical wellbeing, reduce isolation, build friendships and support networks, increase self-esteem, offer a means of expression and provide the proven benefits that singing with others can bring.