Every person is an instrument in the orchestra which is the whole universe, and every voice is the music that comes from one of its instruments
-Hazrat Inayat Khan
Singing affects confidence, alertness, self esteem, stress levels, self expression, and emotional well being. Coming together to sing in a group takes us out of the mundane, uplifts our hearts, health, mind and spirit. It is one of the most ancient forms of expression and communication. When we are born the first thing that lets everyone know we are alive and well is the loud cry that emanates from a new born baby. Our voice is a unique vehicle and communicator of power and creativity.
Through exploring songs from around the world, harmonizing in acapella with sacred mantras, chants, folk, traditional and gospel, we creatively express our individual unique sound whilst blending and being uplifted by our collective resonance and vibration.
We practise playful physical warm ups, relaxation exercises, vocal techniques to deepen the breath capacity, aligning the posture and freeing the voice. As we actively engage the whole body to sing we can experience a power and transformative quality in the voice that enriches both heart and soul.
No experience or musicality needed just a keen ear to practise the ancient technique of call and response.