Join us and celebrate a singing journey at Hull City Hall

06-03-2015

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NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Hull City Council are inviting the people of Hull to come and see a unique and inspiring concert showcasing the work of communities who came together to create a number of inter-generational choirs.  

Over the past three months local organisations, voluntary groups, care homes, and schools have been involved in the NHS Hull CCG led ‘Intergenerational Choir’ programme; aimed at bringing old and young together to feel the health, wellbeing and social benefits of singing.

Joyce who has been part of an intergenerational choir made up of Pickering and Ferens Homes, Age UK and Pearson Primary has seen benefits of being part of the choir project, saying: “I love coming to sing because it helps with my breathing and I enjoy meeting new people and the children. It gets me out as I recently lost my husband.”

Fourteen groups/organisations have formed 5 Choirs and have been working together in preparation for the grand finale to be held at Hull City Hall on Thursday 26 March from 6:45pm, which will also feature BBC Radio Humberside presenter, Phil White, who will introduce each choir.

Eileen another member of the Pickering and Ferens Homes, Age UK and Pearson Primary intergenerational choir, added: “I’ve really enjoyed being here and singing with the children. I don’t know what I’ll do when we finish.”

Zilan, one of the children involved in the project added: “I think the choir is a great opportunity. It makes me feel responsible and bright.”

Finally, Sam Barlow, NHS Hull CCG Commissioning Manager behind the project said: “The choir project aimed to bring together young and old, reduce social isolation and improve the confidence and self-esteem of the people involved.”

“We hope that people in the city will join with us in this celebration; the fourteen organisations involved have been on an inspiring journey and by working inter-generationally they now have that increased confidence in themselves, and improved understanding of their intergenerational choir partners’ lives.”

Tickets are FREE and can be collected from the Hull City Hall Box Office. 

Notes to Editors:

- ‘A singing journey’, Thursday 26 March, doors open 6:15pm – tickets are free and are available to collect from the Hull City Hall Box Office. 

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