Wigmore Hall’s Singing with Friends choir performs at Buckingham Palace

Wigmore Hall‘s choir for families living with dementia, Singing with Friends, performed in a special concert at Buckingham Palace earlier this week in celebration of its first year together.

The event honoured Princess Alexandra’s patronage of Wigmore Hall’s programme for people living with dementia, Music for Life, as well as that of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir and Alzheimer’s Society.

The four organisations came together on 12 February 2018 for a performance celebrating the power of music and its ability to enrich the lives of people living with dementia and their families, friends and carers.

John Gilhooly, Director of Wigmore, said:

‘This was a wonderful celebration of the power of music and how it can transform lives. A diagnosis of dementia can bring great challenges but all of our work with these choirs proves that many lives can be enhanced and enriched and these activities deserve to be recognised and supported.’

Anyone with an enthusiasm for singing, particularly those living with dementia and their families, is invited to participate in Wigmore Hall’s Come and Sing event at 10.30am on Tuesday 20 February as part of Wigmore Hall’s Seven Ages festival. To find out more or to book a place, contact Wigmore Hall Learning on +44 (0)20 7258 8246.

Header photo: Wigmore Hall’s Singing with Friends choir at Buckingham Palace © Crown Copyright

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