NHS Chorus-19

The NHS Chorus-19 was set up in March 2020 as a means to bolster morale through song. It is a virtual choir for current and former NHS staff, aiming to help spread positive and informative messages during the Covid crisis. No previous singing experience is necessary! It's intended as a space to have fun and benefit from some musical relief, and build a sense of community through singing. We have created parts and resources that cater to a range of abilities, so it doesn't matter if you can't read music. We will also be providing Makaton and BSL videos to try and make our projects as accessible as possible. 


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National Anthem Project

We're in the middle of an exciting new project, recording our own version of the National Anthem for a rather special event. Want to get involved? Just click the button below where you can download the music and some helpful guide tracks to make the recording process as simple as possible!

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Who Are we?


Dr Zoë Fritz

Consultant physician in Acute medicine

Zoë first came up with this idea when she started working on the Covid admissions ward at Addenbrooke's hospital, and identified the need for some form of music-making for NHS workers to lift the spirits and spread important messages to keep people safe in the crisis. Zoë wrote the lyrics being used for this project.

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Dr Ellie Walder

FY1 Doctor

Ellie also works on the Covid admissions ward at Addenbrooke's, and is a soprano with the Choir of Pembroke College, Cambridge. Ellie has written the arrangement of 'Covid-19' being used for this project.


Anna Lapwood

Musical Director 

Anna is a conductor, organist and broadcaster, and has worked with Zoe and Ellie for the past couple of years through her work as Director of Music at Pembroke College. Her mother is a retired palliative care Doctor, and so Anna was keen to help coordinate the project.


About CUH Arts 

CUH Arts is Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s pioneering arts-in-health programme, dedicated to transforming the hospital experience, promoting wellbeing and inspiring hope through creativity.
Supported by Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust and led by Natalie Ellis, CUH Arts delivers a diverse and innovative programme of live, visual and participatory arts for thousands of patients, staff and public every year.

About Cambridge University Hospitals
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) is one of the largest and best known trusts in the country, delivering high-quality patient care through Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie Hospitals. CUH is a leading national centre for specialist treatment for rare or complex conditions and a university teaching hospital with a worldwide reputation.
CUH is a key partner in Cambridge University Health Partners (CUHP).