St Dominics' Choir

Formed mainly of residents, a few staff, volunteers and residents’ families the choir was started in the spring of 2013 with the help of the wonderful Liz Woodrow, a trained opera singer and singing teacher in her own right, accompanied by her talented sister on piano, Mary Lanchard.  

We agree wholeheartedly with the research that singing for elderly people brings positive changes in moods and emotional states, stimulation that promotes interest, that it supports non-pharmacological management of pain and discomfort and provides the opportunity to interact socially with others.  We have found the latter to be particularly true finding residents who do not usually venture into the lounge hearing the rousing chorus of voices and wanting to not only investigate but to join in and be included.




Ruby and Mr Banning having much too much fun at the concert this afternoon - not sure who was making who laugh more!