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Singing for Health Choir Vox Anima

The Univerity of Chichester Music Department, would like to invite all patients from Lavant Road Surgery  to attend the Singing for Health Choir Vox Anima Sessions, Monday evenings at 6.30pm on the Bishop Otter Campus, Room H144, College Lane, Chichester (term time only). It is run on an informal basis and you are welcome to just come along, there is no need to book.

Voicework for health and well-being

So you think you can’t sing? Or maybe you love singing but have the space for more fun? Whatever your background or experience, here is an ideal opportunity to join a local singing group with the aim of enhancing your health and well-being. Weekly sessions are held at the University of Chichester and will be led by music department tutor Dr Rod Paton. 

The approach will be relaxed, friendly, stress-free and you don’t need to read music. The group will run on the basis that everyone is musical, there are no wrong notes and music making promotes communication and trust. 

Repertoire will be chosen from a wide range of sources all designed to be easily accessible and serious fun. We will sing the world! 

The health benefits of group singing are well researched and documented so this new group will also be contributing to an understanding of how singing can promote good health.

About the music leader:

Rod Paton has over 30years experience leading instrumental and vocal groups of all backgrounds and abilities. He has worked as a professional horn player, musical director, composer, teacher  and music therapist. As a workshop leader he has run session all over Europe and in the USA. He recently set up and directed a government funded Lifemusic project, making music available to all. He is a senior lecturer in the music department at the University of Chichester where he teaches improvisation, composition, music therapy and community music.