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Choir for visually impaired seeks singers
 

A very special choir meets at St Thomas’ Hospital every Monday morning. It’s unique because every one of its members is visually impaired. This singing group is part of our programme to get visually impaired people up and about and enjoying themselves whilst trying to dispel the prevalent depression in this group.

Dr Sarah Janikoun, Associate Eye Specialist for Guy’s and St Thomas’, decided to set up the ‘VIP Singers’ a year ago and invited patients from the hospital's Low Vision Clinic to come and join her.

The group use tape recorders (dictaphones) to learn the songs at home and large print for the lyrics. They are currently singing harmonies of 70s pop songs and music hall numbers but are open to anything members may suggest.

Dr Janikoun says:“One of the problems with being visually impaired is that your horizons shrink, you can’t access things and you become really miserable. Singing energises you and cheers you up. There is now a regular group of people coming along but it would be nice to find some more. It’s very sociable and, as far as I know, there isn’t anything like this anywhere else.”

How patients can join the group:

The VIP Singers meet every Monday morning from 10.30-12.30 in the Low Vision Room, South Wing Eye Department at St Thomas' Hospital. New joiners can just turn up on the day and their carers are also welcome.  To find out more, email Sarah.Janikoun@gstt..nhs.uk

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