An emphasis on joy, companionship, connection and inspiration runs throughout Judith’s work. Whether performing or teaching, composing or leading music in services, she always brings her own deep experience of the power and potential in singing and her passion to share these with others.
Her conviction that no-one should be denied these gifts means that her groups are open, welcoming and accepting. They focus on the simple enjoyment of learning songs and co-creating sounds, being together, celebrating and supporting, creating community.
NEWS IN BRIEF:
SongLine Quarantine Choir/Singing Mamas
On Monday 15th June at 10.30am, Judith is sharing a song with this wonderful group, and the session will be available on their Facebook Page live and afterwards. There’s also an interview about her composing on their YouTube Channel, going live at 11am on the same day.
On Thursday 18th June at 7.30pm, Judith, Cantor Zöe Jacobs and Mich Sampson, with some Companions from various groups, will share songs and reflections to raise awareness of CV and the work we do and funds to help us create new ways of bringing comfort in light of the current climate. We’ll be on Zoom and live on the Facebook page.
The Keep Connected Choir
With the unwelcome outbreak of Covid-19 has come the very welcome and heartening outbreak of online singing. Set up in March 2020, to help us stay connected during the time when we can’t meet and sing together in person, this is a warm, welcoming group, with members of the North Watford Community Choir and SOAS Choir that Judith led for many years, and a growing number of friends from far and near. You’re so welcome to join us, and geography is of course no object! All are welcome, so please do feel warmly invited to join us. Please just drop a line to get login details.
Singing for the Mind
These supportive sessions for people with dementia and their carers have also now moved online and information about them can be found here. To gain more of an understanding of the group, you’re welcome to view this powerful and moving film of the group, which Judith was the original singing leader for and now co-leads. This film, called Memory Songs, was made by film director Lucy Kaye – a winner of a Pears Short Film Fund Award – and premiered in November 2016. It has been shown and received awards at a number of festivals. Lucy also very generously also made a promotional film, to give more information about the group and what we do.
If you’re looking for lovely songs to learn or teach, have a look at this – a collection of songs taught over the last few years at Unicorn Voice Camp…
To Sing or Not to Sing: Judith Silver at TEDxRussellSquare
Judith is a member of the Natural Voice Practitioners’ Network, a professional body that brings together singing leaders who share an ethos of inclusivity and belief in the right of everyone to enjoy and share the joy of singing.