Hands and Voices
Hands and Voices was established in 1997, as one of the first singing and signing choirs in the UK. The choir was set up to help people with learning and communication difficulties take part in music and express themselves creatively.
Hands & Voices is led by a vision that everyone should be equally valued, celebrated and challenged. The choir is very much led by its members and it's a place where lifelong friendships are formed. And where you hear a lot of laughter!
Hands and Voices Weekly Sessions
At their weekly sessions the choir rehearse songs for upcoming performances, take part in committee meetings and get the chance to socialise and catch up with friends.
Apprentice Training Programme
Our Apprentice Training Programme offers adults with learning difficulties and disabilities the chance to train to become workshop leaders and lead workshops out in the community.
We run music and communication workshops in schools, youth groups, businesses, conferences and community settings around York.
Workshops are co-led by our apprentices, disabled adults who are training to become workshop leaders.