When we first started Breathe Harmony, the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS staff choir run by Breathe Arts Health Research, we knew that singing would alleviate stress and forge strong community ties. What we could not anticipate, was how quickly this resilience of our NHS communities would be tested by the current COVID-19 crisis. In the past month, we have facilitated ways to continue offering spaces of respite to choir members as well as patient groups using digital tools.
Now members of Breathe Harmony have created a truly international recording of Mariah Carey’s ‘Anytime You Need a Friend’ in partnership with Musical Director Mike King and MyCool Music Foundation, bringing over 100 singers together to show their appreciation for the NHS.
Fionnuala Donovan, Guy’s and St Thomas Highly Specialist Neurophysiotherapist and Breathe Harmony member, who is the first singer to appear on the track said:
“As always the choir and singing has added a little bit of light to my life, something which is particularly needed during these dark times of uncertainty. I hope this song spreads that light to everyone.”
Today, this single by Breathe Harmony & Friends is finally available to download on iTunes and Amazon Music!
Amazon download link: https://amzn.to/3clBmDz
iTunes link: https://apple.co/3bdfdqW
The video recording of the song has even been tweeted by the original artist Mariah Carey and gained 34,000 views on YouTube so far.