Next evening - Monday 4th December (and then Mon 1st January)
Scroll down for further information about these singing evenings or contact me.
Current charity: Teckels Animal Sanctuary
(scroll down to see amounts raised for previous charities)
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Please note - I've decided to hold the singing evenings just once a month on the first Monday, from this December onwards.

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Sacred singing 
On visiting Findhorn for the first time in 2002, I came to love Taizé singing, and a chance conversation led me to start a Taizé chant group as soon as I moved to Stroud in 2005. This has gradually evolved into a group which sings or chants from a much more widely eclectic repertoire, and I have been strongly influenced by the Dances of Universal Peace, which honour all the major spiritual traditions of the world.
Some songs we learn by ear; for others I offer sheet music, but music-reading is not required or expected. We sing anything from unison chants to rounds to four-part harmony and many of the songs have a meditative flavour.

We often enjoy an extended silence after a song, to allow ourselves space to experience the stillness and fullness of the quiet that may follow the music.
Every-one is welcome - come with an open heart and share your voice with others in this sacred space!

I have co-compiled a beautiful book of the songs and dances of the type we sing on Mondays - see this page.

Donations invited on these singing evenings - we support a different charity every month or two. Suggested contribution £7/£5.

Current and previous charities and donations: 
                                  
Apr-Nov 2017   £300 Freedom from Torture
                                  Jan-Mar 2017    £270 Shelter Box
                                  Oct-Dec 2016    £350 Practical Action
                                  July-Sep 2016   £130 Longfield House
                                  May-June 2016 £130 Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth
                                  Mar-Apr 2016   £110  Target Ovarian Cancer               
                                  Jan-Feb 2016   £130  Refugee Women
                                  Nov-Dec 2015  £145  Mandala Trust
                                  Sep-Oct 2015   £110  Freedom from Torture
                                  July-Aug 2015  £125  Medical Aid for Palestinians
                                  May-June 2015 £120 Practical Action
                                  Mar-Apr 2015   £100 Tibet Relief Fund
                                  Jan-Feb 2015   £120 Freedom from Torture
                                  Nov-Dec 2014  £265 DEC Ebola crisis appeal
                                  Sep-Oct 2014   £100 www.reprieve.co.uk
                                  July-Aug 2014  £156 RSPCA
                                  May-June 2014  £60 Lotus Outreach www.lotusoutreach.org/education supporting education of girls in Cambodia.
                                  Mar - Aprl 2014  £98 County Community Project - Cheltenham-based charity supporting vulnerable people.
                                 
Jan-Feb 2014     £90 Freedom from Torture         
                                  Dec 2013          £110 Friends of the Earth
                                  Oct-Nov 2013   £150 D.E.C. (Philippines hurricane) www.dec.org.uk
                                  Sep 2013           £55 Chalford Hedgehog Hospital 
                                  Aug 2013         £140 www.reprieve.org.uk
                                  Jul 2013             £80 Cheltenham Animal Sanctuary
                                  May-Jun 2013    £80 www.survivalinternational.org
                                  Apr 2013            £70 Gloucestershire Domestic Violence Support and Advocacy Project
                                  Mar 2013           £70 Salvation Army
                                  Jan-Feb 2013  £141 Greenpeace