The whole NHS Chorus-19 at Heritage Live
The whole NHS Chorus-19 at Heritage Live

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Anna and Ellie at Heritage Live
Anna and Ellie at Heritage Live

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Ellie, Bobby, and Anna
Ellie, Bobby, and Anna

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The whole NHS Chorus-19 at Heritage Live
The whole NHS Chorus-19 at Heritage Live

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About us

Meet the team

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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. Anna's mother is a retired palliative care Doctor, so when Anna heard Ellie and Zoe's idea she was raring to go - and has taken the NHS Chorus-19 from concept to fully fledged choir!

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Dr Ellie Walder

Junior Doctor & assistant Musical Director

In March 2020 Ellie was working on the Covid admissions ward at Addenbrooke's with Dr Zoe Fritz when they came up with the idea for an NHS virtual choir, initially imagined just within Addenbrookes itself. Ellie has been so proud to see how far the Choir have come in the past year, with members joining us from all over the UK.  Alongside medicine, she is a soprano with the Choir of Pembroke College, Cambridge and has written some arrangements for the NHS Chorus-19.

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Dr Zoë Fritz

Consultant physician in Acute medicine

While working on the COVID-19 admissions unit at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Zoë identified the need for some form of music-making for NHS workers to lift the spirits. She mentioned it to Ellie, also working on the unit, and so the NHS Chorus-19 was born!

Our partners

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.

CUH Arts have supported NHS Chorus-19 since its inception, as our first project was born in CUH!


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).