Raise your voice in song at the University of Chichester – and feel good

Patients from Lavant Road Surgery are invited to sing their hearts out for a series of Singing for Health sessions.

The sessions have been organised by the surgery’s patient participation group and the University of Chichester’s music department and will take place on Monday evenings at 6.30pm.

Open to people of all backgrounds and experiences, the sessions are relaxed, friendly and stress-free and participants do not need to read music. The group runs on the basis that everyone is musical and that there are no wrong notes.

So whether you think you cannot sing or you love singing and want something fun to do, the sessions are an ideal opportunity to join a group and help enhance your health and wellbeing.

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.

The evenings will be lead by senior lecturer Rod Paton who has more than 30 years’ experience leading instrumental and vocal groups of all backgrounds and abilities, working as a professional horn player, musical director, composer, teacher and music therapist. Rod teaches improvisation, composition, music therapy and community music. The sessions will start on Monday, April 16 and will take place in Room H144 at the Bishop Otter campus.