My name is Cecilia Le Poer Power and I would like to welcome you to The Hope Garden, a Sanctuary of Hope, Kindness and Positive Intention. Here, my work as a Professional Singer (Musician and Composer) interweaves with my work tending to the Spiritual Care of others, especially for those in times of difficulty and at the end of life.
I am currently part of the Spiritual Care/Chaplaincy team at my local hospital (The Royal United Hospital, Bath), caring for inpatients in several wards. I weave music into this pastoral and spiritual support whenever it’s appropriate.
There is something quite mysterious about our ability to create music and our universal inclination towards it. Music has the power to unite, uplift, comfort and soothe. Research in recent years has highlighted the many benefits singing and music has for our wellbeing.
For more information about what I am able to offer, please see below. Warmest thanks, Cecilia x
'Cecilia is beyond doubt a rare & special talent' (Rev. John Darling) v
Above: Leading a week of singing with Freedom Families (families living with Autism)
(... if you are looking for Cecilia's original music & performance dates, please visit her other website: http://www.clppmusic.com...)
ABOUT THE HOPE GARDEN...
The Hope Garden is the bespoke professional music service created by singer/musician/composer Cecilia Le Poer Power. Cecilia is based in the Bath area, but serves nationally and internationally too.
In creating The Hope Garden, it was Cecilia's wish to actively bring music into communities where it may be of great benefit and in particular the hospice community, caring for both children and adults. Sharing songs and music making as a means of theraputic care, lies at the heart of The Hope Garden.
Cecilia currently runs a hugely popular grant-awarded singing group at Dorothy House Hospice and makes singing a great source of relaxation, community togetherness, support and fun. She is experienced working with adults and children with life-limiting conditions, the bereaved and also those living with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).
Cecilia has worked for Julia's House Hospice at their centres in Dorset and Wiltshire. She loves interacting with and engaging with children within the hospice setting. 'Music can light up a child's world in the most moving and life-affirming ways'.
Alongside her singing, Cecilia plays baritone ukulele (like a small guitar), harp, piano, percussion and is flexible, using the right instrument to to fit the moment in the best possible way.
Cecilia studied singing and music at Leeds University and then at The Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, which is widely regarded as one of Europe's leading Conservatoires. Alongside performance, she has taught music for a number of years, including a decade at Bath Spa University. Other teaching work has included Italia Conti School of Theatre Arts (London) and Monkton Combe School (Bath)...
Performance - As a soloist, Cecilia has performed at various music festivals around Europe and at U.K venues including The London Palladium, Symphony Hall (Birmingham), The Barbican Hall (London), Blackpool Opera House and the Glastonbury Festival. In 2017 Cecilia toured with Russell Watson as his Special Guest...
Cecilia is also a published songwriter and credits include BBC TV...
Professional Collaborations... (both studio and live) have included touring and duetting with Russell Watson (the U.K's biggest selling Classical Artist), Moya Brennan (Voice of Clannad), Classical Brit winners 'Blake', Catrin Finch (former Harpist to the Prince of Wales), Wells Cathedral Choristers, Electronica artist 'Al-pha-X', Irish folk music legend Steafan Hannigan, Charlie Jones (Goldfrapp / Page & Plant) and Maartin Allcock (Fairport Convention) to name but a few...
Performing at Ceremonies Music is such a positive way of bringing people together in a shared moment and has the power to uplift or move an entire congregation. It is Cecilia's wish to help to create a more personal and intimate kind of ceremony or occasion through music.
'I always try to bring something unique and original to my performances - For me it's vital that music is performed from an authentic place within, in order to make that magical connection with the listener'...
Contact - to contact Cecilia, please go to the 'contact' form.
And, for more information on Cecilia's original work and performances dates, please visit her artist website: http://www.clppmusic.com
With warmest wishes & thanks, The Hope Garden x