Skylarks is a singing group for people with Parkinson's and friends. Founded by Roger Clayton and Grenville Hancox in 2010 it meets every two weeks at St Paul's Church, Church Street St Paul's, Canterbury CT1 1NH. It has become well known for its demanding and energetic activities and quality of choral sound. There is an increasing belief that singing is beneficial in countering some of the challenges faced by those with this condition. Skylarks has given concerts in Kent, appeared at two international conferences concerned with health and caring and featured worldwide on BBC news in 2011.
See the following video clips:
Skylarks meets every other Tuesday at 4 p.m. in
St Paul's Church
Church Street St Paul's
Canterbury CT1 1NH.
Please contact Roger Clayton if you would like more information about the benefits of Group Singing for People with Parkinson's.
Skylarks heard in Chatham!
Skylarks celebrated its fourth birthday on March 4th 2014 with a wonderful session of singing attended by thirty one members of the choir. Coincidentally the BBC World Service broadcast one of the programmes made about the voice and its global impact through singing in many forms during the night of March 4/5 featuring Skylarks, Grenville and Skylarks member Tony Lord, whose singing of 'Streets of London’ must be one of the most convincing demonstrations of the impact of singing for People with Parkinson’s .
The Skylarks reference is at c 15 minutes…recommend the whole programme…stunning!