Giving Voice Leeds Christmas Concert Returns
Giving Voice Leeds, the community choir for adults with neurological conditions and their family and carers, is returning with its Christmas concert this December.
The choir will be performing renditions of Christmas classics including ‘Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree’ and ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’, as well as numerous carols. There will also be some minced pies and mulled wine to enjoy.
Everyone is welcome to come to the event on Wednesday 7th December at Mill Hill Chapel, LS1 5EB in Leeds. Doors open at 6.20pm with the performance due to begin at 6.30pm.
The choir was set up in 2014 to help patients with dementia, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and a range of other conditions which affect an individual’s speech, memory and confidence, by Wendy Neill, a Speech and Language Therapist with Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust.
Wendy said: “The Christmas concert has always been the highlight of the year, this year even more so, as its three years since our last face-to-face one. The choir is truly inspirational and what better way to start the countdown to Christmas. Singing has so many health benefits, plus it's fun. So, I hope you all get your Christmas jumpers out and join us.”
A form of enjoyment and a nice way to relax, the choir aims to help reduce social isolation and has also helped patients with their breathing, memory and speech.
Claire who has Multiple Sclerosis and sings in the choir said: “I have been going to choir for just over a year and due to the breathing exercises and control at the start of the evening, my breathing has improved and my confidence to socialise out of my close friendship group has grown. The Christmas concert will be a nice way to showcase what we have been working on.”
No tickets are required, but donations are welcomed at the door. All money raised will go to LCH Charity. If you would like to donate to the charity or find out more click this link: https://www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/about/charity/