Singing together, but apart: Lewisham and Greenwich’s NHS choir stay positive

With a stethoscope around his neck and a mask dangling from his ear, nurse Graeme Tyler is singing in a room full of rainbows.

He had just finished his shift at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, and against the backdrop of colourful drawings in children’s A&E, Graeme recorded this scene for Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir’s latest video.

Incredibly, the pandemic hasn’t stopped this group of frontline workers from producing its uplifting gospel version of I Can See Clearly Now, which is raising money for Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Charitable Fund and St John Ambulance. Throughout lockdown the choir has been meeting remotely, and members have recorded their videos in consultation rooms and corridors between shifts and during breaks.