Concerts and Theatre plays:
Our aim is to give the laryngectomy voice a place on stage. We arrange concerts and performances, as well as theatre and opera trips, to help people to explore their voice and communication after laryngectomy.
Have a peak of upcoming events and a read and perhaps a listen in our archive of previous events and activities
POSTPONED to 2021 (Covid 19)
Shout at Cancer will be performing at the World Choir Games Flanders 2020 (aka The Olympics for Choirs) in the Capitole concert hall in Ghent.
We have the honour to do a Ceremony Concert and will be joined by Die Verdammte Spielerei, Reeps One, Peter Edwards, Philip Clemo, Leen Diependale and the boys choir Cantate Domino. Tickets here
Postponed to 2021 (Covid 19)
A verbatim Opera at Snape Maltings by Hannah Conway (composer) and Hazel Gould (Libretto) a public engagement translation of the research project Robovox (implantable larynx) by Birchall's team (UCL and Bristol University) sponsored by Snape Maltings, UCL and Arts Council: Tickets here
Postponed to 2021(Covid 19)
A top concert with the Award winning Jazz singer Zara McFarlane and the Peter Edwards Trio in the Bloomsbury Theatre, London, proudly supported by UCL Culture: Tickets here
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
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
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)!
04 Dec 2019
UCL Giving Voice Society in collaboration with the UCL Gospel Society and UCL BSL (British Sign Language) Society, to get us all into the festive spirit with some Christmassy songs, in a way that is accessible for people with speech, language and communication needs, with a warm welcome to the special guest choir: Shout At Cancer
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
8 Oct 2019
Dr Evangelos Himonides, Dr Thomas Moors and Tony Smith Key Note Speakers at Performance Health by UCL Culture at Bloomsbury Theatre.
13 September 2019
National ENT UK conference
Grand Connaught Room London
7 July 2019
Big thanks to Andrew Burnes and his friends, they raised over 1000£ for Shout with their bike ride.
Together with Dr Evangelos Himonides UCL Shout at Cancer receives the prestigious Performance Lab Seed Fund, UCL Culture, have a read here
9 June 2019
Big thanks to Dr. Elliot Haines, he raised 400 £ for Shout with his participation in a triathlon.
6 May 2019
Shout at Cancer featured on the front page of BBC National News.
6 May 2019
Shout at Cancer featured on
"the magazine of health",
on the French National TV SHOW 5
3 May 2019, Aalst Belgium
The Belgian choir received a standing ovation by over 1000 people for their first concert. Composition Maarten Van Ingelgem, Conducted by Andries De Winter
28 April 2019, 14h00-16h15
Blue Coat School Way Hall - Sonning
UK Tour Outspoken Jazz
BBC Berkshire News Item 27 April
6 April 2019, 14h00-16h00
UK Tour Outspoken Jazz
BBC North West News Item 6 April
2 March 2018, 14h00-15h30
Paisley Abbey, Paisley
UK Tour Outspoken Jazz
30 October 2018, 19h-21h
The Tabernacle, Nothing Hill
Shout at Cancer, The Peter Edwards Trio, Bruce Sherfield (Spoken Word ) Die Verdammte Spielerei (Belgian saxophone band and stand-up comedian) in concert with Hanne Roos (soprano) and Marc Masson (piano): "We've Found our Voice".
29 October 2018, 19h-21h
The Tabernacle, Nothing Hill
Die Verdammte Spielerei (Belgian saxophone band and stand-up comedian) in concert with Hanne Roos (soprano) and Marc Masson (piano): "Classical music with a pinch of salt".
7 September 2018, 19h30-21h15
The Cockpit Theatre
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)
27 April 2018, 18h00-19h15
City University London:
Speech Therapy Student Union Event
Music and Debate: life after Laryngectomy
23 March 2018, 11h00-12h15
EXPLORING HEALTH THROUGH I-DOCS - Academic Talk
Dr D. Maraschin and Dr T. Moors - Shout at Cancer
9 December 2017, 18h15-19h30
Global Health Film Festival
14 October 2017, 14h30-16h00, in The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, V&A, London.
Hospital Passion Play, part of the Exhibition: “Opera: Passion, Power and Politics.
Together with UK’s only Stroke Choir and the Garsington Opera Community Choir, we will sing a composition by Orlando Gough on a libretto by Lucinda Garrett and Chris Lawrence, directed by Karen Gillingham. Tickets
3 August 2017, 18h-19h Aula of the University Ghent, Belgium:
Concert to celebrate 25 years of the European Society for Cognitive Sciences Of Music (ESCOM)
4 August 2017, 16h-17h,
Theater aan Zee Festival - Ostend, Belgium.
24 June 2017
Shout at Cancer on BBC II!
8 june 2017, 19h-20h Wellcome Collection: "Thinking out of the Voice Box, a celebration of life after Laryngectomy."
credit picture: Thomas S.G. Farnetti, Wellcome Foundation
8th April 2017 4-5 pm
Beat Boxing without a voice box,
World Premiere, sponsored by UCL Culture and Atos Medical
Shout at Cancer and UCL proudly announce the FREE event, featuring MarvRadio (Beatboxer, see picture), La Verne Williams (Opera Singer) and our participants who had Laryngectomy. We will be performing together with a number of young people from East London.
10th March 2017
Points of Light award by PM Theresa May
Theresa May: "Shout at Cancer should be enormously proud of the invaluable therapeutic support you are providing for people who have undergone the life-changing experience of having their voice boxes removed. Your innovative approach is aiding patients’ recovery and providing them with much needed friendship and support.”
4th February 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.
7th December 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.
5th October 2016
Cutting Edge, BLA, Royal College of Surgeons of England, London
Click to see the link to the documentary made by Associated Press (AP)
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.
5 July 2016
Belgian Embassy in London.
The team and group members are very grateful for the invitation by Mr Guy Trouveroy, the Belgian Embassador in London. A conference explaining the Charity’s vision and achievements combined with musical tasters provided by its very own laryngectomy patient choir performing with the male voice quintet CTS and Soprano La Verne Williams, accompanied by pianist Marc Masson.
7th of February 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. Thank you all for the support that keeps us going! Here are some lovely pics from the start to the finish, and a well deserved cheers! CONTACT US if you want to raise money for us.
The Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivan
It was an amazing spectacle at the English National Opera: beautiful choreography, wonderful voices and hilarious lyrics. Our group members just loved the performance, a warm thanks to the ENO for their support.
15th of November 2015
Emmanuel Church, West Hampstead
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 (Williams, Agricola, Byrd, Stark, Barnum,..) together with the CTS-choir and the performances of both La Verne Williams and Marc Masson: Morgen, Strauss, Il est bon-Il est doux, Herodiade, Massenet) and Estampes, Debussy.
Sponsored by Mr and Mrs Rudy De Meerleer
10th of October 2015,
Christ College Chapel Cambridge
We could not hope for a more intimate and beautiful venue to perform our very first concert. UK's first alaryngeal voice choir, put its first steps on stage, together with the CTS choir, Laverne Williams (Soprane) and Marc Masson (Pianist). Thanks for the warm welcome and support Christ College Cambridge University.
Family day Shout at Cancer 29 August 2015:
Picnic in the Park
We had an amazing fun day open to all laryngectomy patients, their family and friends.
We did a workshop to demonstate how breathing, singing and acting techniques can help improve your voice quality.
Several songs together with the group and the lovely voice of Laverne Williams.
Acting Exercise: pretend to be drunk
Act as if everyone is drunk after a wedding party!
Acting Exercise: a drunk walk home
Acting Exercise: Goal!!
Pretend we are at a football match, the final, and your team scores the winning goal in the last 5 min of the game.
Lizz, speech therapist, in action!
Explaining how to make the vowels sound more clear.
Laverne's Expertise in action
Pitch Range Exercises
Everyone including the tree is listening carefully to the explanation of Laverne, the Opera Singer.
How to use the bases of the lungs.
Alan concentrated on breathing
Acting Exercise: Hooligans United
Annie and Laverne showing us how to act like real hooligans.
Acting Exercise: Hooligans at action
Hooligans reacting to a dirty fault on their favorite player!!
Acting Exercise: extreme sadness
Challenging exercise: Act as if you are at the funeral of a best friend.
Annie and Maggie Singing along
Lavernes Pitch exploration exercise
Introduction Game: Who am I?
The game explained by Annie: in brief guess the name of the famous person written on sticker and stuck on your back. You can only use closed questions.
Raffle by Mary and Dave
BBC 4, Saturday Live,
8 August 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!
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