Category: Informal concerts

  • Benslow – bringing musicians together

    Seven musicians, amateur and professional, met as a group for the first time on Monday evening 31 October. By Wednesday afternoon they were performing in local nursing homes. Where could this happen? … at Benslow Music Trust, of course! Bill Bates, our percussionist, had made arrangements of popular standards exactly to suit the line-up. Clarinets were […]

  • Violin and Harp Mini-Tour in Bromley and Croydon

    Nicoline Kraamwinkel and Rosanna Rolton, mum and daughter, charmed audiences during seven concerts over three separate days in late October. They performed “Conversation Pieces” in four nursing homes and day centres, entertained the guests at the Sanderstead Decorative and Fine Arts Society Annual Lunch, and gave two full-length lecture-recitals for “Music Matters” in Whitgift House […]

  • Rosanna Charms New Malden With Her Harp

    Rosanna Rolton visited Raleigh House on Saturday to give a post-luncheon harp recital to the Dementia Club. “What a wonderful recital Rosanna treated us to on Saturday!” wrote Assistant Day Centre Manager Marion Caldwell. “Everyone was spellbound and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Even members who can be prone to restlessness were taken with the performance “. […]

  • Danielle Takes Her Harp to The Party in Kingston

    Danielle introduces her harp   Danielle Perrett visited Murray House Day Centre and Bradbury Active Age Centre today, Tuesday 10 February, to perform for enthralled audiences of older people in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. Audience members keen to have a go… Everyone Matters has strong links with some twenty venues around the […]

  • Back to Benslow

    Everyone Matters is delighted to announce that Benslow Music will once again host a residential course for amateur musicians who will come together to rehearse a concert programme for performance in local Hitchin care homes. We piloted this new idea in December 2013 and, following the success of our first course, we have been invited to return  for a course […]

  • National Care Home’s Day

    Friday 20 June was National Care Homes Day 2014. Coloma Court Care Home was celebrating in style, kicking off in the morning with a junior school art group sharing its enthusiasm for painting with like-minded residents. Meanwhile, a few miles away at Bishop Justus C of E School, Katie Clemmow , Christopher Newport and I were starting […]

  • Croydon Disabled Christian Fellowship Coffee Concert

    Katie Clemmow played the oboe and the piano with Julia Desbruslais on ‘cello for an informal concert at coffee-time on Saturday 8 September to entertain members of the Croydon Disabled Christian Fellowship. As Julia wrote after the event, “We were welcomed most warmly and the mixed programme of well known and less familiar gems seemed […]