“Singing angels just the tonic”, Birmingham Mail

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The Birmingham Mail has published a news story about our education project, Singing Medicine, which celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2014.

Singing Medicine gives children with life-limiting conditions the opportunity to sing, as Ex Cathedra’s singers visit wards to lead the children in singing games.

Rebecca Ledgard, our Director of Education, explains, “The children are not normally expecting someone to sing, they look at you as if to say ‘are you going to do something nasty to me?’ So it’s lovely to get everyone enjoying themselves. Singing is a really good way of bonding with people. We try to get everyone who is there involved, whether they are parents, physiotherapists, phlebotomists. Sometimes children who have been in beds next to each other for days start talking for the first time as a result.”

You can read the full article here.

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