We work with companies large and small, from charities and public service organisations to global companies. The only thing we need is a willing (or semi-willing to start with) group of people with a desire to give the choir a go.
The benefits are extensive, they are visible and they are guaranteed. Here are some examples of our most recent work:
Some examples of our work
TUI Travel Plc
What they needed?
The TUI wanted to set up a choir to perform at its annual Christmas company event. The idea was championed by the Head of Engagement to bring a sense of fun and enjoyment to the working day.
The TUI has a large HQ, and they needed a fun and inspiring way to integrate people from different teams and improve communications between departments.
The taster session was a huge success and 35 singers took up the chance to be part of the choir. Over the 12 weeks, they worked closely together to learn and rehearse four songs in four-part harmony. Many said rehearsals were the highlight of their working week.
They then wowed 500 colleagues (and themselves!) with an impressive stage performance at the company’s annual Christmas get together.
Those who took part said the rehearsals were a great opportunity to take a break from normal work and get to know new people. They enjoyed their performance so much they felt “elated” and “buzzing” afterwards, and couldn’t stop smiling. They took enormous pride in their achievements and felt that in a short time they had become “one team” with a group of people they had previously barely spoken to.
The singers had high praise for their experience, with one employee saying it had “fulfilled my expectations 10 fold”.
The positive impact of the choir reached far beyond those who sang in it. TUI’s Head of Engagement Lydia Hatley said:
“The feeling that has proliferated throughout the business as the choir has been rehearsing has just been incredible.”
The choir was such a success they have signed up to do it again!
The Travel Network
What they needed:
The Travel Network wanted a half-day team-building event for a large group of employees, doing something different that would take them out of their comfort zones. They were keen to include an element of competition, but most of all, it had to be fun. Our half-day workshop fit the bill perfectly.
The group was split randomly into two teams and each had two-and-a-half hours to learn a song in four part harmony. We then took them to the local theatre where they went head to head in an exciting sing off.
They were judged by one of our professional conductors who gave constructive feedback to both teams before announcing the winner.
The experience exceeded all expectations, with one company executive saying:
“The feedback on the day has been fabulous! Prior to the event, the Management Team were all a little bit apprehensive about the response that the activity would receive, and all staff who had heard about the plan on the rumour mill were equally as cautious! However, the enthusiasm shown by Ruairi and Seb, carried us all along and we were soon into the swing of things.
We felt that the day met the key ingredients we have always tried to find in our company days:
1. Fun, inspiring and memorable
3. Challenged us as individuals
4. Team emphasis
I personally really liked the fact that singing equalises everyone – no matter what your role in the company, there are very few people who are confident singers.”
What our clients say about us
"It really made us feel good and it helped everyone I think to come and join together and see what a fantastic organisation it was"
In the press
Did you know?
92% of choral singers say singing makes their mood more positive.
Choral Singing, Wellbeing and Health: Summary of Findings from a Cross-national Survey, Canterbury Christ Church University