Freedom of Mind at the Kelpies

Freedom of Mind Choir

“Utterly fabulous, thank you so much for a wonderful evening of singing I loved every minute.” The uplifting power of music has been well and truly delivered by FDAMH’s latest activity group – The Freedom of Mind Choir.

The choir had their very first public performance on Friday 17th June in the Kelpies Visitor Centre. The rain outside didn’t dampen the spirits of our singers or the audience with everyone feeling uplifted and impressed by the performance:

“Heavenly sounds!”
“So uplifting, very impressed.”
“Loved it very well done, a joy to watch, I want to join myself!”
“Good singers good songs very talented bunch.”
“Never knew Simon* could speak let alone sing! Very proud” — parent of performer *not real name
“Well done to the choir, a joyful and interesting night!”

The group was supported by some individuals from other choirs in the community who are strong advocates that singing brings people together and makes us feel good. For many of our singers, taking part in this choir has put them on the path to recovery and is bringing hope and happiness to those who are lacking in confidence and self-belief.

The Freedom of Mind Choir has been developed by Activities and Arts Coordinator at FDAMH, Emily Stewart, and musician and song writer Kim Edgar. The aim of this event was to inform an audience of the massive positive effects singing can have on a person as well as to raise awareness of how to improve wellbeing, mental health and be more involved in the community.

The choir and FDAMH would like to thank Kim Edgar who has been the choir’s leader; Amy Lord who has stepped in when Kim has been away as well as assisting us on the night of the performance; Elaine Finlay who leads the Brighton’s Praise Group; the Gargunnock Songsters who sang with us as well as assisting us in the conducting of some of the performance songs; and the individuals from Brighton’s Praise Group and the Garrgunnock songsters who sang with us and took the time to rehearse with us on Wednesdays. We will miss them!

21/06/2016 at 9:35 am