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Raise Your Voice

Raise Your Voice is an opera project for local people living with dementia

About Raise Your Voice

Raise Your Voice is an opera project for local people living with dementia and their carers run by Glyndebourne’s education department with support from local volunteers.

Raise Your Voice sessions are a welcoming and friendly place for people with dementia and their carers to be creative and enjoy spending time together as part of a bigger group. Sessions always include lots of singing, some drama, art and craft, as well as time to chat over tea or coffee. Each year we start a new opera project beginning in January and ending in December.

The theme for the year’s work is always an opera from Glyndebourne’s current Festival or Tour repertoire. The year is divided up into four terms (spring, summer, autumn and winter) of five sessions, each with a different focus on our opera theme. For much of the year we are based at Beechwood Hall in Cooksbridge, but as part of the project there are always plenty of chances to come and experience the magic of Glyndebourne for opera screenings, picnics and the intensive five-week winter workshop, working alongside musicians and singers from the Royal Academy of Music.

For more information and to register your interest please contact the Education Team:

T. 01273 815023
E. education@glyndebourne.com

Raise Your Voice... at Home

In order to continue to engage with our Raise Your Voice participants during the COVID-19 lockdown, our creative team has been working hard to provide resources which can be used from home, including a video warm up, and audio sessions to listen to.

Lead Artist Jane Haughton has put together a warm-up video for all to use. So, regardless of whether you are in our Raise Your Voice choir or not, please feel free to use this video to warm up your body and your vocal chords!

Our normal sessions can’t take place right now, because of COVID-19, so we have created an audio session, with vocal exercises and songs to sing at home.

Episode 1
Episode 2

You can also listen to the podcast on Soundcloud


Raise Your Voice is generously supported by The Patrick and Helena Frost Foundation.

Glyndebourne’s education programme is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

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