Music Therapy choirs in the newsPosted on: Thursday, 5 July 2012
Music Therapy has featured prominently in the media recently as the success of music therapy choirs has been recognised. Interviews and articles about these choirs have aired on Radio NZ and TVNZ's Close Up, as well as an article in Christchurch's Press newspaper. Links to online copies of these broadcasts are listed below.
Radio NZ: Nine to Noon (19 March 2010)
Laura Fogg, founder of the CeleBRation Choir – NZ's first choir offering music therapy for people with neurological conditions – set up by the Centre for Brain Research at Auckland University; and Iris Matheson, who has Parkinson's disease and is a member of the CeleBRation Choir.
The Press (2 March 2012)
A Christchurch stroke victim, who had lost the ability to speak, has rediscovered his voice in a choir.
TVNZ: Close Up (4 May 2012)
We shouldn't underestimate the healing power of song. In Christchurch a choir has even been established for stroke victims and people with brain injuries. Those conditions often affect the ability to talk and singing can help rewire the brain. Alexi O'Brien has been following the choir's progress.
Radio NZ: One In Five (6 May 2012)
A new therapeutic choir, based upon Auckland's Celebration Choir, has been boosting both the vocal abilities and the confidence of a Christchurch group with neurological disorders.