PRN: Singing for Drug Awareness: 18 Sept 2012

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Singing for Drug Awareness: 18 Sept 2012


LONDON, September 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Singingworks, one of the leading organisers of choirs in the workplace, is working with the Angelus Foundation, and singing to get 'naturally high' at the Scoop, More London Riverside on 18 September. It's free and all are welcome.

"We are delighted that Singingworks is working to raise awareness of the Angelus Foundation and its important work campaigning to make effective drugs education made compulsory in UK schools," comments Singingworks co-founder Heather Phillips.  "Singing together in a choir is a natural mood lifter as it releases endorphins and dopamine. Making music with other people is life enhancing and hugely enjoyable."

"Singingworks have demonstrated today that getting naturally high is perfectly attainable.  Their London corporate choirs are setting a wonderful example to the nation demonstrating that music and singing can precipitate an endorphin release in the brain, making us feel good naturally,  removing the need to sniff and swallow legal highs and club drugs", said Maryon Stewart, health exert and founder of the Angelus Foundation.

Event Details:  Tuesday 18 September 2012, 6.00pm - 7.00pm. The Scoop (next to City Hall), More London Riverside, London, SE1 2AQ.  The concert is free.  Up to 150 singers in eight choirs are taking part plus The London Trumpet Choir.

Workplace choirs will be in the news this autumn with the broadcast of Gareth Malone's new TV series 'Sing While You Work'. "Singing builds community, team work skills and individual and group confidence. It has a lot to contribute to the work environment," adds Phillips.

The choirs taking part are:  Norton Rose Choir (Norton Rose is a leading global law firm and its choir won Office Choir of the Year 2012); Nomura Voices (the choir of investment bank Nomura);  Sounds Just Brilliant (the choir of international law firm S.J. Berwin);  Olsang (the choir of media/ corporate lawyers Olswang);  the Mystery Voices Choir;  Acappella Amour (an acappella choir of nine gifted teenage girls); First Thought (Bath based band of teenagers);  Blackheath Centre For Singing (new, community hub for choral singing);  The London Trumpet Choir: 12 of the Country's finest professional trumpet players.

About the Angelus Foundation

The Angelus Foundation exists to save lives by informing young people about the dangers of 'legal highs'.  It works alongside Government, health bodies, schools and other charities in identifying, investigating and publicising these risks.  It also funds research and creates and publicises educational films and campaigns.  Founded in 2009 by Maryon Stewart, it has campaigned successfully in many areas, pressuring legislators, educational establishments and festival organisers across the UK to understand the dangers posed by 'legal highs', alcohol and party drugs.  

About Singingworks

Singingworks sets up and runs choirs in the work place and organises Singing Team Builds and Charity Choir Concerts. It was founded by Heather Phillips, a former City Lawyer, and Darron Moore and Kate Bishop, both Chorus Masters and professional opera singers.  Clients include: Royal Mail, The Daily Telegraph, Nomura, Olswang, Swiss Re, S. J. Berwin, Norton Rose.

Note to Editors

All press and broadcast media are invited to attend the event and the rehearsal taking place at the adjacent Norton Rose offices, 3 More London Riverside, London SE1 2AQ at 5.30pm, Tuesday 18 September.

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