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Community singing improves mental health and promotes recovery

It is a well reported fact that singing together is beneficial to our mental health and can aid recovery.

The ability to sing is actually the least important feature of the group – it is open to anyone of any ability and it helps people build up confidence. The group is inclusive, relaxed and fun and every week participants find their mood has been boosted by taking part. Words are provided and the group sings well-known songs.

The group, known as The Martinotes, started singing together last Autumn and their first performance was at St Martins Christmas carol service at Norwich Cathedral – an impressive venue for their first gig!

The tutor for the group is Hayley, a former Military Wives choir member who trained, recorded and toured with Gareth Malone. Hayley has recently started with the group and brings her vocal expertise and knowledge to help lead the group on to new and exciting chapters.

The group would love to have a performance to work towards, so if anybody has an occasion or community event that The Martinotes could sing a tune or two at, please contact


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