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Shout at Cancer,

world's only charity specialised in speech training with music 

after laryngectomy, the surgical removal of the voice box, 

following throat cancer.

Awarded by The Queen for Voluntary Services in 2021.

“From having NO VOICE, just silent cries,

I now speak again and sing in a choir”

Acting, singing and public performances form our unique road to recovery.

Through these activities we focus on rehabilitation and rebuilding lost confidence through challenging perceptions and redefining the boundaries of ability.

We want to give back a voice that has been taken away.

26 Oct 2022,7:30pm
Bloomsbury Theatre,
Shout at Cancer in concert with Zara McFarlane and Peter Edwards Trio:
Tickets here 

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Sheffield Doc Fest, 23 to 28 June 2022

The Sound Voice project, featuring Shout at Cancer choir members, part of the world renowned Sheffield DocFest, and winning their prestigious "Alternate Realities Award 2022"

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King's Place,
27 May 2022

We were part of an unforgettable event, sharing the stage with world renowned singers as Lucy Crowe and Roderick Williams

Buckingham Palace,
25 May 2022

Shout at Cancer received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2021. Andrew Pett and Thomas Moors were invited for tea at Buckingham Palace to represent the charity. They had a personal meeting with HRH The Duke of Gloucester, Prince Richard and had a nice walk in the Royal gardens.

MET-TMOHE Conference,
SEMPRE, 7-8 April 2022

We presented our initial pilot study findings applying high tech voice technology used in Hollywood productions (Respeecher) in supporting communication after laryngectomy

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Respeecher collaboration, March 2022

We started a collaboration with the Emmy Award winning company Respeecher to help improve on-line interaction for the laryngectomy community.

King's Place,
18 Jan 2022

The impressive audio-visual installation by Sound Voice, in which Shout at Cancer participated, on display in one of London's top concert halls.

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World Choir Games
31 Oct 2021

Ceremony concert held at the Olympics for choirs, De Bijloke, Ghent, Belgium.

Our concert was streamed in 50 different countries

NPR Radio Morning Edition 3 May 2021

In The 'Shout At Cancer Choir,' No Voice Boxes Needed To Sing Out.

Interview about the charity and the documentary "Can You hear my voice?" (2020 - Bill Brummel)

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Camberwell Studio
video shoot

Part of the preparation for our ceremony concert for the World Choir Games 2021 we filmed the Belgian and English choir separately in video studios

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Queens Award Ceremony 27 Sep 2021

Spyros and Peter attended the ceremony in Westminster Abbey and received the highest achievable award for a charity in the UK on behalve of Shout at Cancer: The Queens Award for Voluntary Services

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Festival of New -
Snape Maltings
11 Sep 2021

Our collaboration with Sound Voice at display as an installation at Britten-Pears Arts (Snape Maltings)

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Community Fund
National Lottery

Thanks to the community fund we were able to develop a prototype of personal amplification to help overcome background noise when attending social activities

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Rehearsing during Covid-19 Pandemic

Our activities had to adapt to the restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

American Choral Directors Association
State Conference Illinois
15-16 Oct 2021

Prof Himonides (UCL-IOE) and Dr Moors (our Director) are guest speakers at the ACDA fall conference 2021

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Today Extra - Nine (AUS)
4 Jun 2021

TODAY morning show on National Television in Australia invited a few of us to talk about the charity and the documentary about the choir Can You Hear My Voice?

Award by The Queen
2 Jun 2021

Shout at Cancer is awarded the highest achievable recognition for a charity in The U.K.: The Queen's Award for Voluntary Services

World Cancer Day 4 Feb 2021

"From Silence into Song" our project that links the healing and destructive power of radiation, read more

was launched on world cancer day with a poem recited by Andrew Pett, accompanied by sound scapes by Philip Clemo and a mesmerizing improvisation by Emily Burridge at the cello.

BBC 1 Breakfast,  6 Jan 2021

We are proud with the coverage on BBC Breakfast,

the song is part of A Sound Voice, an opera about voice loss and the impact on identity (inclusion of Parkinson, laryngectomy and MND participants) (funded by UCL, Arts Council, Britten Pears and Shout at Cancer)

UCL Podcast 5 Mar 2021

Evangelos Himonides Professor of Technology, Education and Music, UCL Institute of Education, talks about our Experimentation Award in the Provost’s Public Engagement Awards 2020. listen here (from 2min18 )

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Suncoast XIII, University of South Florida, 27-30 Jan 2021

Dr Moors and Prof Himonides presented a key talk about the charity's progress at this international conference for music education, attended by the world leading experts in this academical field.

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Talent Unlocked Dec 2020

Art for and with prisoners, lead by Dr Jacqui Norton (DeMonfort University Leicester)


Our participation with Dr Himonides UCL/IOE will be screened by Wayout TV, an in-cell TV channel for communication and education in prisons, across 50 establishments in England, aiming to reach potentially 37,000 residents.

Hong Kong Baptist University - Arts Faculty
Open Debate with SaC
22 Feb 2021

Master class open debate with a panel consisting of Shout at Cancer members and Bill Brummel (film director), moderated by Prof Iordonova (St. Andrews UK) and Prof Hjort Dean Arts Faculty HKBU

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Opening Ceremony BACO international 10 Jan 2021

BACO International is ENT UK’s flagship conference, the UK’s largest and most influential ENT-related academic event, now embracing a brand-new format as the very first virtual BACO.

An honor to have us part of the opening ceremony.


We were granted the community fund grant for our project: Speak Out, aiming to help overcome physical distancing rules induced by Covid-19  and the impact on social isolation for our beloved laryngectomy community.

National Lottery Community Aid Fund 
Sep 2020
Community Fund, Sep 2020
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Sound Voice Nov 2020

Our Collaboration with Sound Voice, an opera about voice loss and impact on identity, has resulted in the translation of Sara's poem into a song by composer Hannah Conway.

Eating The Gap
14 Nov 2020

Mouthwatering Chocolates: Our taste for innovation and collaboration with The Chocolate Line, world renowned chocolate specialists, and Food Pairing, pioneers in food science, was represented on the international food festival: Eating The Gap.

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BBC Radio 3, Music Matters - 7 Nov 2020

Sound Voice spoke on BBC Radio 3 about "A Sound Voice": an opera about the impact of voice loss/change on identity. 

A project funded by UCL, Arts Council England and Shout at Cancer, in partnership with Britten Pears and with many others who are  contributing support in kind (Atos, Cereproc, MND Association, Sing for Joy...) 

Listen from 27'05" to 33'28"

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UCL Provost's Award for Public Engagement, Oct 2020

We won the award for Experimentation, Beatboxing after laryngectomy, a project in collaboration with Prof Evangelos Himonides

National Radio Austria, 
Ö1, 30 Sep  2020

our Konnakol: Indian Rhythm Language was on the national radio in Austria after the host, Albert Hosp, picked the story up and wanted to interview our collaborator Bernard Schimpelsberger 

about this uplifting project that happened during Covid times. Click to listen to the radio show (in German)

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BBC 4, PM, The Power of Trees, 9 Aug 2020

A collaboration with Philip Clemo celebrating life-affirming stories of survival shaped by the powerful legacy of radiation.

This project will manifest as live musical performances, large-scale video installations and workshops: listen to our story covered on BBC Radio 4 start at 26'33"

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BBC 4, PM, The Power of Trees, 9 Aug 2020

A collaboration with Philip Clemo celebrating life-affirming stories of survival shaped by the powerful legacy of radiation.

This project will manifest as live musical performances, large-scale video installations and workshops: listen to our story covered on BBC Radio 4 start at 26'33"

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Russian Kultura TV 
19 Mar 2020

Our collaboration with Dr. Evangelos Himonides (Institute of Education, UCL) on Russian Kultura TV part of the UK-Russia Year of Music programme, conducted by the British Embassy in Moscow with support from the British Council

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BBC World, Outlook, 01 Mar 2020

The story about the start of the choir and the charity, the making of the film: Can You Hear My Voice, interviews with members of the choir (Sara, Ian,..), Dr Moors and Bill Brummel. Listen here

BFI IMAX Premiere
02 Feb 2020

The World Premiere of "Can you hear my voice?" by award winning movie director Bill Brummel, his first movie after his laryngectomy.

A fantastic and unforgetable moment:

our red carpet premiere (Sponsored event by Atos Medical: Watch the video

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Santa in the City run
04 Dec 2019

Santa in the City Run, London, together with a group of 17 brave Shout at Cancer Volunteers we ran Santa in the City of London in the freezing cold. The group has raised quite some support (around 4000 GBP)!

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The New Museum NY
13 Nov 2019

Preview of "Can You Hear My Voice?

Directed by Bill Brummel, screening at The New Museum in New York by

THANC Foundation and ATOS Medical 

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Performance Health - UCL Culture8 Oct 2019

Tony part of the presentation at the perfromance and health conferene held by UCL Culture

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National ENT UK 
13 Sep 2019

Performance at the National ENT UK conference 

Grand Connaught Room London

Charity Bike Ride
7 July 2019

Big thanks to Andrew Burnes and his friends, they raised over 1000£ for Shout with their bike ride.

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Performance Lab Seed Fund, UCL Culture
Jul 2019

Together with Dr Evangelos Himonides UCL Shout at Cancer receives the prestigious Performance Lab Seed Fund, UCL Culture, have a read here

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Charity Triathlon
9 June 2019

Big thanks to Dr. Elliot Haines, he raised 400 £ for Shout with his participation in a triathlon.

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BBC National News
6 May 2019

Shout at Cancer  featured on the front page of BBC National News. click link to watch

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National Television France 5
6 May 2019

Shout at Cancer  featured on

"the magazine of health",

on the French National TV - France 5

click to watch

Shout at Cancer Belgium
3 May 2019

The Belgian choir received a standing ovation by over 1000 people for their first concert. Composition Maarten Van Ingelgem, Conducted by Andries De Winter. Click here to watch

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BBC South News
27 Apr 2019

Coverage of the concert at the Blue Coat School Way Hall - Sonning, part of our UK Tour - Outspoken Jazz

click here to watch

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BBC North West - News 
6 Apr 2019

The BBC North West was kind enough to cover our concert in Preston as an evening news item on 6 April

click link to watch

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Tabernacle Hall, London
30 Oct 2018

Shout at Cancer, The Peter Edwards Trio, Bruce Sherfield (Spoken Word ) Die Verdammte Spielerei (Belgian saxophone band and stand-up comedian) in concert with Laverne Williams (soprano) and Marc Masson (piano): "We've Found our Voice" Click here to watch trailer

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Drinks after the video shoot

We were followed by Bill Brummel's team for months in the preparation towards the concert and extra coverage for the documentary

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Outspoken Jazz - The Cockpit, London
7 September 2018

Jazz with integrated spoken word, recited live without a voice box.
Shout at Cancer and Peter Edwards Trio proudly present a world premiere event: Outspoken Jazz, in collaboration with Peter Johnson (The Repeat Beat Poet) and Bruce Sherfield (spoken word) featuring La Verne Williams (Soprano)

watch trailer here

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City University London,
27 April 2018, 

Speech Therapy Student Union Event

Music and Debate: life after Laryngectomy

I-Docs Bristol 2018
23 March 2018


Dr D. Maraschin and Dr T. Moors - Shout at Cancer


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Global Health Film  Barbican, London
9 December 2017

Concert at the Global Health Film Festival, Barbican, London.

and a presentation of our on-line testimonials platform

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14 October 2017, 14h30-16h00, in The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, V&A, London.

The Laryngectomy choir taking part in the Opera: Hospital Passion Play (Rosetta Life - Garsington Opera Adult Company)

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4 August 2017

Concert at the Festival: Theater aan Zee Festival - Ostend, Belgium.

Click here to watch 

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3 August 2017, Aula  University Ghent, Belgium

Concert to celebrate 25 years of the European Society for Cognitive Sciences Of Music (ESCOM)

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Amazing Humans,
27 Jun 2017

Shout at Cancer episode on Amazing Humans, BBC II!

click here to watch

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Wellcome Collection
8 june 2017

"Thinking out of the Voice Box, a celebration of life after Laryngectomy."

credit picture: Thomas S.G. Farnetti, Wellcome Foundation

Olympic Village
8 Apr 2017

Beat Boxing without a voice box,

World Premiere, sponsored by UCL Culture and Atos Medical

Yoga after Laryngectomy
4 Feb 2017

Together with Dr Kalra and Dr Dang both GP's with special interest in Yoga techniques and in collaboration with our visitor from India, Mr Shrenik Shah, who had a laryngectomy and is experienced in yoga, shout at cancer is developing specific yoga sessions for after laryngectomy.

Christmas concert on BBC Look East
6 Dec 2016

Watch the BBC news broadcast that featured our Christmas concert... what a story! 

Andrew Beaumont and La Verne Williams are guest in the Studios of BBC Norwich. Click here to watch

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Global Health Film
11 Nov 2016

We won The Lancet Prize for best pitch at the Global Health Film Festival 2016 at the Barbican London

Award by The Queen
2 Jun 2021

Shout at Cancer is awarded the highest achievable recognition for a charity in The U.K.: The Queen's Award for Voluntary Services

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Royal College of Surgeons
5 Oct 2016

Cutting Edge, BLA, Royal College of Surgeons of England, London

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Associated Press 
5 Oct 2016

Click to see the link to the documentary made by Associated Press (AP)

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The Guardian Videos
7 Sep 2016

Everyone in this choir lost their voice to cancer, but they've trained themselves to sing again. Now they’ve recorded a song with charity Shout at Cancer in tribute to Paralympians and how hard they work to get where they are.

click here to watch

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Belgian Embassy in London
5 July 2016 

The team and group members are very grateful for the invitation by Mr Guy Trouveroy, the Belgian Embassador in London. The laryngectomy choir in concert with the male voice quintet CTS and Soprano La Verne Williams, accompanied by pianist Marc Masson.

Half Marathon Watford
7 Feb 2016

We thank the 14 brave ones who faced the cold and the hills during the half marathon in Watford, in memory of Nicholas Whitfield. They have raised £1594, money that will be used to continue the sessions in London, Cambridge, Preston and start a group in St Georges University Hospital Tooting.

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Emmanuel Church, West Hampstead
15 Nov 2015

We were lucky, the whole audience of 320 gave us a standing ovation. The programme offered a variety of a capella work and a repertoire accompanied by piano together with the CTS-choir, La Verne Williams, soprano and Marc Masson, piano.

Sponsored by Mr and Mrs Rudy De Meerleer

Christ College Chapel Cambridge
10 Oct 2015

UK's first alaryngeal voice choir, put its first steps on stage, together with the CTS choir, Laverne Williams (Soprano) and Marc Masson (Pianist). Thanks for the warm welcome and support Christ College Cambridge University.

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BBC 4 Radio
Saturday Live
8 Aug 2015

Wonderful appearance of both group member Annie Humphries and Dr Thomas Moors. What a fantastic experience, a reward for all of our hard work!

Real life but not as you know it. Radio 4's Saturday morning show brings you extraordinary stories and remarkable people.

Click here to watch