Centre for Brain Research

CeleBRation Choir

Working together to improve lives


The CeleBRation Choir is a social singing group for people with neurological conditions like Stroke or Parkinson’s disease.

Currently led by music therapists Alison Talmage and Shari Storie, warm-ups include breathing and vocal exercises to help maintain vocal function. Research is showing that singing may also help to ‘rewire’ the brain after brain injury, and so could help with conditions like Aphasia. We sing a wide variety of well-known songs, so you’re sure to know some. Whether you have much or absolutely no singing experience, we aim to enjoy singing and a social time together. Please also find and "like" our Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/CeleBRationChoirNZ


To find out more, you can look through our CBR Choir brochure by clicking this link:

(2.5 MB, PDF)

Please click here to view latest CeleBRation Choir photos.

Please click here to listen to the CeleBRation Choir on Soundcloud.


Watch the CeleBRation Choir get ready for New Zealand's first ever Music Therapy Week Symposium on One News

Aired Sunday 22 May 2016

Watch the CeleBRation Choir get ready for Music Therapy Week Symposium on One News
Watch the CeleBRation Choir get ready for Music Therapy Week Symposium on One News


CeleBRation Choir video for Brain Day 2017

Professor Suzanne Purdy 

Choir session times

If you love singing and live with a neurological condition, then the CeleBRation Choir is for you!

Where: Mondays weekly 1.45-3.15pm - Building 730, Room 220

Where: The University of Auckland Tamaki Campus. Corner of Morrin Rd & Merton Rd, Glen Innes, Auckland. Free parking and easily accessible.          

**If you are new member, please email us before attending, in case the venue changes! 


Map to the choir venue
(84.4 kB, PDF)
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The CeleBRation Choir in action

You can find out more about the CeleBRation Choir in these media articles.


Watch this video to learn more about choir and hear the songs we sing