Sing with Us: an evaluation of Tenovus Cancer Care’s Sing with Us choirs


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Tenovus Cancer Care

Year of Publication:
2019

Publisher(s):
Tenovus Cancer Care

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

Tenovus Cancer Care (TCC) first established its Sing with Us (SwU) choirs in 2010 and by 2018 the number of choirs had increased to 18 (19 including the TCC office choir). The majority of the SwU choirs are in Wales, with an additional two in England (Sutton and London). There are 11 Choir Leaders who each run one or two choirs. Together they form one of the major services that TCC offers to people affected by cancer.

This evaluation of the 16 TCC SwU choirs based in Wales is a continuation of earlier evaluations by TCC into the SwU choirs. This latest evaluation seeks to:
• provide a meaningful understanding of the SwU experience by learning from the choristers themselves and
• identify how TCC can continually strive to improve the choir experience for its choristers, on an aggregate and individual choir basis, to make their experiences the best possible.

The evaluation presents the data gathered in 2018 via an online survey from 613 choristers from the 16 Wales-based SwU choirs. Likert scales were used to rate agreement or disagreement with 14 statements about their choir, as well as questions which allowed for free text responses, such as the respondent’s favourite aspect of their choir, and the one thing they would choose to improve their SwU experience. Where possible, a comparison with comparable questions from the 2016 TCC SwU evaluation is also presented.



Evidence Type: Survey

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Outcome Evaluation

Context: Community

Participant Group: Adults

Art Forms: Music

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Tenovus Cancer Care (2019). Sing with Us: an evaluation of Tenovus Cancer Care’s Sing with Us choirs. Cardiff: Tenovus.