RCH choir to sing at national NHS70 celebration

The Royal Cornwall Hospital choir is among a number across the country to have been selected to perform at a NHS 70th anniversary event in Manchester on Sunday 8 July.

Singing in the City 4 will bring many diverse choirs together to perform for each other and the public, drawing on all kinds of music genres. The idea of the annual event, which this year is also marking the NHS anniversary, is simple; singing is good for you, whether you perform or listen.

The choirs taking part will have the opportunity to sing a set of songs reflecting their own unique style and repertoire, including RCHT’s own specially written ‘Do you hear the people sing’, as well as joining with all the choirs in a specially commissioned song, We Will Overcome.

Founder and leader of the RCH choir, Sarah Chaplin said,

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be a part of this national celebratory event which is highlighting workplace wellbeing initiatives in the NHS, exactly what our own choir set out to be. Since forming in 2016 we’ve grown to 25 members. 19 of us will be going to Manchester to represent the Royal Cornwall Hospitals next month.”

The Royal Cornwall Hospital choir is made up of staff and volunteers from right across the hospital, from nursing and medical to administration and support services colleagues. As well as coming together to enjoy their love of singing and the positive benefits to wellbeing that brings, they have raised over £11,000 for the RCHT Charity.

To take maximum opportunity of being ‘on tour’, the RCH choir members will be stopping off on route to perform at Worcester Cathedral on Saturday 7th July at 1pm.

Added on June 20, 2018, in News - Working with us