Invitation to join new Awyr Las I CAN Concert Choir

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A choir which uses the power of song to raise awareness and money for mental health related projects is looking for new recruits.

People across North Wales are invited to join the newly formed Awyr Las I CAN Concert Choir.

The choir aims to bring a range of talented singers together to raise money for mental health related projects across North Wales through NHS Charity, Awyr Las.

The mixed choir, featuring male and female voices, aim to perform a wide range of classical and contemporary music in concerts across the region later this year.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s I CAN Campaign aims to provide earlier support for people experiencing mental health difficulties and encourage open conversations about the topic.

It has already seen new mental health support introduced for people in crisis at North Wales’ three Emergency Departments, as well as a programme to help people with mental health difficulties find and remain in employment.

BCUHB has also launched I CAN Mental Health Awareness Training, which is being delivered free of charge, and further mental health support is due to be rolled out in communities across the region over the coming months.

Meinir Evans, who is coordinating the Awyr Las I CAN Choir, said:

“We’d love to hear from anybody who has a passion for singing and wants to be part of a choir which is being formed to support vulnerable people in our communities.

The first choir registration session and practice will be held on Sunday 19th January 2020 at Stiwdio 2, Galeri Caernarfon at 2pm. This will be an opportunity for people to meet fellow members and be placed in the appropriate vocal section depending on your vocal range. 

“All future practices will be at Galeri every other Sunday afternoon 2pm – 4pm (dates will be available on the 19th).  We look forward to meeting you then.”

For more information on the I CAN campaign, please visit bcuhb.nhs.wales/i-can

For more information on Awyr Las, please visit https://awyrlas.org.uk/