From the Encounter Voices’ county-wide research into the impact of COVID on community singing, the biggest single need identified to address sustainability was the ongoing need for recruitment. In particular, connection to younger people for established groups was seen as a priority.
In response to this research, we will produce a toolkit of approaches to growing and retaining membership, and routes within the county to publicising groups’ activity. We will also work alongside the National Centre for Creative Health mapping singing groups across the county to show people how and where they can access a group near to where they live.
Help us map singing across the county. Tell us about your choir or singing group using the form below and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org together with an image of your choir rehearsing or performing.