SONGHAVEN CARE CONCERTS
Songhaven’s Care Concerts scheme is where our amazing professional artists come to you!
As with our formal public concert series, this branch of Songhaven stays true to our core values of professional excellence, community connection, and spreading joy through the magic of music!
Songhaven Care Concerts are managed by renowned operatic soprano (and experienced outreach performer) Nazan Fikret. Under this scheme, Songhaven can arrange:
- Songhaven Care concert visits – a 1 hour afternoon visit by a professional classically-trained singer (with orchestral backing tracks). The experienced Songhaven artist will deliver a 30 minute performance within the care home or community centre including a range of repertoire from classical to popular. They will actively make one-on-one connections throughout out the performance (i.e. eye contact, holding people’s hands, inviting people to move/dance with them, plus singalongs). The artist will then stay for afternoon tea with the residents, making conversation, asking about any favourite music and making notes of any song requests for next time. We recommend booking these visits on a monthly basis, as something for residents to look forward to regularly whilst also ensuring variety as each visit will showcase a different singer performing different musical repertoire.
- Special event Songhaven Gala concerts – a larger-scale offering usually more formal and held in the early evening for special occasions. The events usually start with drinks/canapés, then a 45 minute gala concert by 2 singers and a pianist, followed by tea/coffee/brandy/desserts and mingling with the artists. We can also provide an on-site producer to run the event on the night. These events often attract good local press coverage (if this is of interest) and can be arranged in collaboration with local opera companies, arts festivals, venues, care homes or community centres.
To enquire about booking our Songhaven artists for your own Care Concert, please complete the enquiry form below: