The CeleBRation Choir is a community singing group for adults (predominantly 65+) with a variety of communication difficulties resulting from an acquired neurological condition, such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease or dementia, and partners / carers. The e-choir project is a response to enforced self-isolation and social distancing due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This poster outlines how the existing choir approach has been adapted for the online environment, highlighting the emerging vital themes, such as song choice, familiar and new experiences, interaction, humour and creativity. Reflections from participants and song lyrics reveal collective and individual emotional responses to this unanticipated e-choir experience.
music therapy, singing, research, community