Concert Parties are part of a project that takes place in the summer term and sees vocal and piano students perform for local care home residents.
For three days, first year vocalists and second year pianists visit 10 care homes, hospitals and day centres and experience the way in which music can bring so much joy. They learn how to programme and plan a performance, creating an experience that their audience can participate in, and choosing music to suit the audience and their own repertoire.
The project is led by Dan Perkin, an alumni and now associate of the College, and Kate Woolveridge, founder of the Forget-me-Not chorus.
The visits are a part of the students’ course and are part of the huge amount of outreach project the College is involved in.