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Wexford Festival Opera Singing for Health Series

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An exciting series of Wexford Festival Opera Singing for Health Sessions is currently being hosted by Elizabeth Stuttard at the National Opera House. The series looks at the holistic benefits of singing for those with Parkinson’s, their Friends and Carers. Starting on 7 June, the series will run for a total of 5 weeks.

Have you considered joining a singing for health group? This series is facilitated by an experienced vocal health coach that looks beyond ability to concentrate on the benefits of social singing.

Elizabeth Drwal is a highly experienced singing teacher with a portfolio of work built up over the last thirty years. Her teaching encompasses many performance and visual arts genres, including opera, music theatre, community dance, short films, and singing for health and well-being projects. She has completed an MA (distinction) specialising in singing for health for those living with Parkinson's.

The techniques used at the Wexford Festival Opera Singing for Health sessions are based on research that shows that those with Parkinson's can maintain or improve their psychological and physical well-being by participating in regular singing activities. As many people with Parkinson's have vocal problems, regular singing can help strengthen the voice. Similarly, movement to music has been shown to help with movement issues.

Classes are FREE and commence on 7 June 2022 from 12.00 to 1.30 pm for five weeks at the National Opera House.

Join us at any time during the 5-week series; however, as spaces are limited, prior booking is necessary to secure your place. Please contact Box Office on 053 912 2144 to register.