Comfort Of Voices was a weekend gathering which took place in Glasgow and online on Sat 24th and Sun 25th Sept 2022, supported by The National Lottery through Creative Scotland. The gathering was for choir and song leaders at all levels of experience and working in any genre who live in Scotland or provide choir and singing leadership for the benefit of Scottish communities.
Delegates were encouraged to take part in conversations about their experiences, challenges and training needs. We discussed suggestions and practical solutions to best ensure sector resilience, future sustainability and growth, and started to explore what could be done at a strategic level to enable this change. The programme was based on a consultation with choir leaders across Scotland in March.
The Comfort of Voices Gathering is led by a steering group of some of Scotland’s most highly regarded singing and choir practitioners with complementary specialisms across a wide range of community, social and health care settings.
Ali Burns: Natural Voice Network specialist
Katy Lavinia Cooper: Head of Marketing and Trainer at Sing For Pleasure
Stephen Deazley: Artistic Director Love Music
Mary Ann Kennedy: Gaelic singer, composer and broadcaster
Andrew McTaggart: Director of Ayr Choral Union
Alison Reeves: Making Music Manager, Scotland
Penny Stone: Specialist in Singing for Health and wellbeing