Angela Reith - Harefield Hospital
Angela divides her time between playing the piano, leading singing workshops, composing, singing, song-writing, music-directing, music therapy and much more – but not all at the same time!
In 2000 she started the weekly Voices Singing Workshops in her local area for all-comers, regardless of ability. This was the start of her work in the growing area of group singing for enjoyment and well-being. She has continued this work up to the present day in different forms, including leading ‘Singing for Breathing’ sessions at Harefield Hospital, conducting Yerbury Community Choir in north London, and leading a singing group in a sheltered housing scheme in central London for the Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Centre. She is a member of the Natural Voice Practitioners Network.
In 2006 Angela qualified as a music therapist from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and she has worked as a music therapist with adolescents, both in an NHS acute adolescent mental health unit and in a local authority children’s secure home.
Angela is also writes, performs and records her own material both solo and as a founding member of the Anam Cara vocal trio.
Jo Foster - Royal Brompton Hospital
Jo Foster is an actress, singer and composer who has been working with acapella voice groups for the last twenty years, originally as a performer, then as a community choir leader and more recently with ‘Singing For Breathing’ group at Royal Brompton. Jo has a keen interest in exercises which benefit people with acute asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease which she has developed over the years as a singer and voice coach.
Katie Rose - Harefield Hospital / Royal Brompton Hospital
Described by the Guardian as a 'fine singer' and fROOTs Magazine as an 'eye and ear opener', Katie Rose is an innovative musical entrepreneur with 14 years experience in holistic therapeutic practice.
Katie is passionate about making music accessible and has facilitated session with Croydon Interncultural Singing Project (CRISP) at Corelands PRU and Forest Schools. Community Choir Direction includes Raise the Roof Choir at the Horniman Museum, Croydon & South Norwood Community Choirs and Forest Hill Singing Group. She has organised large scale choral fundraising events for Sing for Water. She leads training sessions for teachers, presenters and therapists.
Katie has released three albums of music which interweave original material with music from global traditions. She has performed with artists including Barefoot Doctor, Basement Jaxx, Tim Wheater and Stewart Pearce. For more info please visit www.therosewindow.org
For more information on singing for breathing please contact the Arts team:
0207 352 8121 x 4087