Virtual choir sessions

In March 2020 we were forced to suspend choir sessions due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. The safety and wellbeing of our members is always our priority but we want to keep the music playing and have put together some virtual sessions which you can watch and sing along to at home!

You’ll find our full warmups and a selection of songs complete with aphasia friendly lyrics in each session video, along with ideas to chat about during the virtual tea break!

The videos were recorded by Becky from the South Gloucestershire Aphasia Choir and Laura and Denise from the Bath Aphasia Choir, with editing and introductions from Emma Richards, our Speech and Language Therapist.

Here are the virtual sessions, with more to be added each week:

Session 1:

 

Session 2:

 

Session 3:

 

Zoom session – 1.4.20 – we were very pleased to welcome singer Laura Wright to lead our first ever Zoom rehearsal and sing some songs for us!

 

Session 4:

 

Session 5:

 

Session 6:

 

Session 7:

 

Session 8:

 

Session 9:

 

Session 10:

 

“Lockdown Hallelujah”:

 

Landslide:

 

 

If you have any comments or feedback about our virtual sessions please do leave a comment below.

If you would like to donate to support our choirs (virtually and in person when we return!) you can here:

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The choir is funded until 2021 by a grant from the St John’s Foundation, but we are always working to raise more so that we can secure the long term future of the group.

You can also donate to the South Gloucestershire Aphasia Choir:

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Funding will pay for a qualified music therapist to run the choirs, and a professional accompanist to play alongside them.

 

 

 

Copyright information – we have used the following songs in our virtual choir sessions:

 

Session 1 – 17/3/20

 

Oh what a beautiful Morning

Music by Richard Rodgers, lyric by Oscar Hammerstein II
Copyright © 1943 by Williamson Music
Copyright Renewed.
International Copyright Secured
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Edelweiss

Music by Richard Rodgers, lyric by Oscar Hammerstein II
Copyright © 1959 by Williamson Music
Copyright Renewed.
International Copyright Secured
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Molly Malone (Cockles and Mussels)

Traditional

 

The Wild Rover

Traditional

 

Danny Boy

Words by Fred E. Weatherly, melody adapted from ‘Londonderry Air’ by Fred E. Wetherley.

 

Singing In The Rain

Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
©1929 Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer Corp.
All rights controlled and administered by EMI Robbins Catalog. Inc. (Publishing) and Alfred Music Publishing Co. (Print)
All rights reserved.

 

Love Me Tender

Words and music by Elvis Presley and Vera Matson
© 1956: Renewed 1984 Elvis Presley Music (BMI)
Worldwide rights for Elvis Presley Music administered by Cherry River Music Co.
International Copyright Secured
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Session 2 – 24/3/20

Can’t Help Falling In Love

Words and music by George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore
©1961 by Gladys Music, Inc.
Copyright renewed and assigned to Gladys Music.
All rights administered by Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc. and Chrysalis Music.
International Copyright Secured
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Words and music by Freddie Mercury.
© 1979 Queen Music Ltd.
All rights for the US and Canada controlled and administered by Beechwood Music Corp.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Top Of The World

Lyrics by John Bettis.
Music by Richard Carpenter.
©1972 Almo Music Corp. (ASCAP) and Hammer and Nails Music.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

With A Little Help From My Friends

Words and music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
©1967 Sony/ATV Songs LLC.
Copyright renewed.
All rights administered by Sony/ATV Songs LLC, 8 Music Square West, Nashville, TN 37203.
International Copyright Secured
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Here Comes The Sun

Words and music by George Harrison
©1979 Northern Music
International Copyright Secured
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

How Can You Buy Killarney 

Words and music by Hamilton Kennedy, Freddie Grant, Gerald Morrison and Ted Steels.
© 1948 Peter Maurice Music Company Ltd.
International Copyright Secured
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Words by Chauncey Olcott and George Graff, Jr.
Music by Ernest R. Ball.

 

Session 3 – 31/3/20

My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean

Traditional Scottish Song

 

Que Sera Sera

Words and music by Jay Livingston and Ray Evan
(c) 1955 by JAY LIVINGSTON MUSIC and ST. ANGELO MUSIC
Copyright renewed
All rights for ST. ANGELO MUSIC controlled and administered by UNIVERSAL MUSIC CORP.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Take Me Home, Country Roads

Words and music by John Denver, Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert
(c) 1971 Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc. and DreamWorks Songs
(c) renewed 1999 and Assigned in the US to Jesse Belle Denver, Anna Kate Deutcshendorf, Zachary Deutcshendorf, Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc. and DreamWorks Songs.
All rights for Jesse Belle Denver administered by WB Music Corp
All rights for Anna Kate Deutcshendorf and Zachary Deutcshendorf administered by Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc.
All rights for the world excluding the US controlled by Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc. and DreamWorks Songs
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Hey Jude

Words and music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
© 1967 Sony/ATV Songs LLC.
Copyright renewed.
All rights administered by Sony/ATV Songs LLC, 8 Music Square West, Nashville, TN 37203.
International Copyright Secured
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

When I’m 64

Words and music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
© 1967 Sony/ATV Songs LLC.
Copyright renewed.
All rights administered by Sony/ATV Songs LLC, 8 Music Square West, Nashville, TN 37203.
International Copyright Secured
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Delilah

Words and music by Les Reed and Barry Mason.
(c) 1967 Donna Music Ltd.
EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

 

The Young Ones

Words and music by Roy Bennett and Sid Tepper
(c) 1961 EMI Film & Theatre Music Ltd. 
International Copyright Secured
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Zoom Session – 1/4/20

Can’t Help Falling In Love

Words and music by George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore
©1961 by Gladys Music, Inc.
Copyright renewed and assigned to Gladys Music.
All rights administered by Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc. and Chrysalis Music.
International Copyright Secured
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Danny Boy

Words by Fred E. Weatherly, melody adapted from ‘Londonderry Air’ by Fred E. Wetherley.

 

Ave Maria 

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
(c) Schott Music GmbH & Co. KG, Mainz

 

You’ve Got A Friend

Words and music by Carole King
(c) 1971 (Renewed 1999) COLGEMS-EMI MUSIC INC.
International Copyright Secured
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

We’ll Meet Again

Words and music by Ross Parker and Hughie Charles
(c) 1939 Dash Music Company Limited
International Copyright Secured
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Session 4 – 7/4/20

 

When The Saints Go Marching In

Traditional

 

Let It Be

Words and music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
© 1970 Northern Music
Administered by Sony/ATV Songs
International Copyright Secured
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Vincent (Starry Starry Night)

Words and music by Don McLean
(c) 1971, 1972 BENNY BIRD CO., INC.
Copyrights renewed
All rights controlled and administered by SONGS OF UNIVERSAL, INC.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Any Dream Will Do

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
(c) 1969 The Really Useful Group Ltd.
Copyright renewed
International Copyright Secured
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Oom Pah Pah

Words and music by Lionel Bart
(c) 1960 (renewed) Lakeview Music Co., London, England
TRO-HOLLIS MUSIC, INC., New York controls all publication rights for the USA and Canada
International Copyright Secured
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED including public performance for profit.

 

Daydream Believer

Words and music by John Stewart
(c) 1967 (renewed 1995) SCREEN GEMS-EMI MUSIC INC.
International Copyright Secured
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Bring Me Sunshine

Words by Sylvia Dee
Music by Arthur Kent
(c) 1966 (renewed) Edward Profitt Music/Music Sales Corporation (ASCAP) (50%)/Arthur Kent Music Company/The International Music Network Ltd (50%)
International Copyright Secured
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Session 5 – 14/4/20

 

Thank you for the music

Words and music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
(c) 1977 by UNION SONGS AB (Sweden)
All rights in the US and Canada Administered by EMI GROVE PARK MUSIC INC. (publishing) and WARNER BROS. PUBLICATIONS U.S. INC. (print)
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

South of the Border

By Jimmy Kennedy and Michael Carr
(c) 1939 by The Peter Maurice Music Co. Ltd. London, England
Sole selling agents – Shapiro, Bernstein and Co. Inc.  666 Fifth Avenue, New York 19 NY
International Copyright Secured
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Ol’ Man River

Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Jerome Kern
(c) 1927 Polygram International Publishing, Inc. 
Copyright renewed
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

I Got Rhythm

Music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
(c) 1930 WB Music Corp. (Renewed)
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

What a wonderful world

Words and music by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele
(c) 1967 by Range Road Music Inc. and Quartet Music Inc.
Renewed 1995 by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele
Rights for George David Weiss assigned to Abeline Music Inc.
All rights administered by The Songwriters Guild of America
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Session 6 – 21/4/20

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Words and music  by Paul Simon
(c) 1969 Paul Simon (BMI)
International Copyright Secured
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

All My Loving

Words and music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
(c) 1963 Northern Songs Ltd.
Under licence to MCA Music Ltd, 77 Fulham Palace Road, London W6
International Copyright Secured
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Music by Harold Arlen
(c) 1938, 1939 (renewed 1966, 1967) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. and administered by EMI FEIST CATALOG INC.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

You Are My Sunshine

Words and music by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell
(c) 1940 by Peer International Corporation
Copyright renewed by Peer International Corporation
International Copyright Secured
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Lean On Me

Words and music by Bill Withers
(c) 1972 Interior Music Incorporated, USA
Universal/MA Limited
International Copyright Secured
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Session 7 – 28/4/20

Summertime

By George Gershwin, Du Bose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin
(c) 1955 (renewed 1962) George Gershwin Music, Ira Gershwin Music and Du Bose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund.
All rights administered by WB Music Corp.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

(They Long To Be) Close To You

Words by Hal David
Music by Burt Bacharach
(c) 1963 (renewed 1991) New Hidden Valley Music, Casa David and U.S. Songs Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

All I have to do is dream

Words and music by Boudleaux Bryant
(c) 1958 House of Bryant Publications, USA
Acuff-Rose Music Ltd
International Copyright Secured
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Sir Duke

Words and music by Stevie Wonder
(c) 1976 (renewed 2004) Jobete Music Co., Inc. and Black Bull Music c/o EMI April Music, Inc.
International Copyright Secured
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Perhaps Love

Words and music by John Denver
(c) 1981 FSMGI (IMRO) and Cherry Lane Music Publishing Co. Ltd. (ASCAP)
All rights for FSMGI (IMRO) administered by State One Songs America (ASCAP)
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Let there be love

Words by Ian Grant
Music by Lionel Rand
(c) 1941 Shapiro Bernstein & Co, Inc.

 

(Is This The Way To) Amarillo

Words and music by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield
(c) 1971 Kirshner Songs Inc., USA
Kirshner-Warner Bros Music Ltd., London W6 8BS
International Copyright Secured
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Session 8 – 5/5/20

 

Amazing Grace

Words by John Newton
Melody – Traditional

Stand By Me

Words and music by Jerry Lieber, Mike Stoller and Ben E. King
(c) 1961 Sony/ATV Song LLC
Copyright renewed
All rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, 8 Music Square West, Nashville, TN 37203 
International Copyright Secured
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Tulips from Amsterdam

Original words by Neumann & Bader
English words by Gene Martyn
Music by Ralf Arnie
(c) 1956 Beboton-Vertag GmbH, Germany. Campbell Connelly & Company Ltd.
International Copyright Secured
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)

Words and music by Bart Howard
(c) 1954 (renewed) Hampshire House Publishing Corp., New York, NY.
All rights reserved including public performance for profit.
International Copyright Secured

Moon River

Words by Johnny Mercer
Music by Henry Mancini
(c) 1961 (renewed 1989) Famous Music Corporation (ASCAP)
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Brown Eyed Girl

Words and music by Van Morrison
(c) 1967 Universal Music Publishing International Ltd.
Copyright renewed
All rights for the US and Canada controlled and administered by Universal – Songs of Polygram International, Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Blowin’ in the Wind

Words and music by Bob Dylan
(c) 1962 Warner Brothers Music, USA
Copyright renewed 1980 Special Rider Music, USA
International Copyright Secured
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Session 9 – 19/5/20

 

I Can See Clearly Now

Words and music by Johnny Nash
(c) 1972 (renewed) NASHCO MUSIC
All rights for the world outside North America Administered by Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

I Got Rhythm 

Music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
(c) 1930 WB Music Corp. (Renewed)
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

I Believe

Words and music by Ervin Drake, Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl and Al Stillman
(c) 1952 and 1953 Hampshire House Publishing Corporation, USA
TRO Essex Music Ltd.
International Copyright Secured
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

In My Life

Words and music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
(c) 1965 Sony/ATV Music Publishing
International Copyright Secured
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Yesterday once more

Lyrics by John Bettis
Music by Richard Carpenter
(c) 1973 Almo Music Corp. (ASCAP) and Hammer and Nails Music
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

You’ve got a friend

Words and music by Carole King
(c) 1971 (Renewed 1999) COLGEMS-EMI MUSIC INC.
International Copyright Secured
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Session 10 – 2/6/20

Zip A Dee Doo Dah

Words by Ray Gilbert

Music by Allie Wrubel

(c) 1945 Walt Disney Music Company

Copyright renewed

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Mama Don’t Allow

Traditional American folk song

 

Take Me Home, Country Roads

Words and music by John Denver, Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert

(c) 1971 Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc. and DreamWorks Songs

(c) renewed 1999 and Assigned in the US to Jesse Belle Denver, Anna Kate Deutcshendorf, Zachary Deutcshendorf, Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc. and DreamWorks Songs.

All rights for Jesse Belle Denver administered by WB Music Corp

All rights for Anna Kate Deutcshendorf and Zachary Deutcshendorf administered by Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc.

All rights for the world excluding the US controlled by Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc. and DreamWorks Songs

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Fields of Gold

Words and music by Sting

(c) 1993 G.M Sumner/Steerpike Ltd 

EMI Music Publishing Ltd/Magnetic Publishing Ltd

International Copyright Secured

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Wild World

Words and music by Cat Stevens

(c) 1970 Salafa Ltd

Copyright renewed

International Copyright Secured

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Three Little Birds

Words and music by Bob Marley

(c) 1977 Fifty-Six Hope Road Ltd and Odnil Music Ltd

Copyright renewed

All rights in North America Administered by Blue Mountain Music Ltd/Irish Town Songs (ASCAP) and throughout the rest of the world by Blue Mountain Music Ltd. (PRS)

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Hallelujah

Words and music by Leonard Cohen

(c) 1984 Leonard Cohen Stranger Music Inc., USA

Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd

International Copyright Secured

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Landslide

Words and music by Stevie Nicks

(c) 1975 Welsh Witch Music 

Copyright renewed

All rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, 8 Music Square West, Nashville, TN 37203

International Copyright Secured

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

5 thoughts on “Virtual choir sessions”

  1. This is absolutely amazing – thank you so much for making these incredible virtual sessions available. In the setting of our current COVID-19 situation, I am so thrilled to have such a high-quality resource I can share with my own (cancelled) aphasia singing group members in Australia so they can remain engaged and vocally active during this crazy time. Thank you thank you thank you!

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  2. Thank you so much for making these wonderful videos. I have ppa logopenic, and its a joy to sing these songs.
    I appreciate you making the videos .

    From San Francisco Bay area,
    Shelley

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  3. I echo Sharon’s comments. I am so excited to share such a motivating, aphasia-friendly singing resource with my Loud & Proud Singers aphasia chorus in Ann Arbor, Michigan USA. They will so appreciate having both the lyrics & visuals for familiar songs. Many, many thanks for sharing your creative talents and rehearsals with all of us.

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  4. This was really uplifting, I have recently had a stroke and trying to get my life get back. This I think could help me. Thank you! (slowly) Barry D.

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