The Concert Party programme is aimed at being a virtual replacement for our regular Thursday afternoon visits to residential settings in and around Shrewsbury.
In our live visits we usually present a mixture of short, of generally familiar solos and small ensembles, followed by a short singalong, which the residents always enjoyed hugely. We clearly haven’t managed a proper singalong in this first film, but we will be trying to include at least one item each week that it is likely people will join in with.
We are hoping to establish a live link into the care homes (technology and social distancing allowing) so that we can interact directly with the residents and the programmes could then include ensembles again and a live singalong. We have sent out the link directly to care homes this morning including our regular venues and some new homes we are yet to visit in person.
We will produce a weekly programme of performances to send out during the remainder of the term. We will be asking care homes for any special requests so that we can hopefully put one or two into the future programmes with a relevant dedication.
Concert Parties were offered as one of the remote activities this term and this has enabled more students to contribute and be involved.