Led by talented Musical Directors Mike King and Katie Rose, (who have worked with the likes of Florence and The Machine, Quincy Jones and Boy George), Breathe Harmony is a non-auditioned choir with around 30 core members.
Breathe Harmony meet weekly to rehearse, have fun and connect colleagues working across the NHS in a variety of roles, including occupational therapists, nurses, health care assistants, IT staff, medical scientists, doctors, physiotherapists and hospital volunteers.
The choir have a repertoire covering contemporary pop, soul, R&B and jazz. Songs are chosen because they are motivational and uplifting or because they spark memories or associations for members.
Breathe Harmony has performed at world-class venues such as Southbank Centre, Brunel Museum, Greenwich Theatre and St John Smith Square, alongside a number of community festivals, events and award ceremonies.
The choir has received national and international media and press coverage, including features on Sky News, CNN, BBC, Channel 4 and abc News.
In 2020, Breathe Harmony created an international recording of Mariah Carey’s Anytime You Need a Friend in partnership with MyCool Music Foundation. The virtual recording brought over 100 musicians and singers together from across the world to show their appreciation for the NHS amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
This was the choir’s first official single, and since then has been viewed on YouTube over 80,000 times. Choir members appeared on television globally, messages poured in on social media, and even Mariah Carey tweeted her thanks!