We are thrilled that our hard-working Freedom of Mind Choir recently achieved Highly Commended in Scotland Sings Chorus Awards 2016 – Best Newcomer!
Our choir is led with wonderful enthusiasm and care by singer/songwriter Kim Edgar and she worked with the group to deliver their first ever public performance at the Kelpies this summer, along with welcome guests from other local choirs.
Feedback from choir members after the event has been fantastic. While there were some well-hidden nerves overall our singers were elated by the performance. What they particularly loved was the team effort, working together to bring obvious delight to the audience. And the great feedback people received directly from audience members after the performance was really prized by choir members.
The benefits of the choir are multifold. ‘Happy’, ‘Relaxed’ and ‘Good’ were common responses when we asked people how attending the choir makes them feel, and every member says taking part makes them feel more confident about themselves. Mutual respect is also a really important aspect for everyone and being together with other people and gaining increasing social confidence is another key benefit. Add in singing and performance skills and it’s easy to see why members are enjoying their time in the choir immensely!
Our choir is also a great way for engaging with members of the public. We’re inviting singers from across the community to support our choir with its next public performance at Forth Valley Royal on the 5th October – the excitement is building! Find out how you can join in!
If you’re affected by mental health issues you can find out more becoming a member of our Freedom of Mind choir here.
30/08/2016 at 11:39 am