“We cannot recommend Songhaven highly enough. The impact their performances have had on our residents has been truly amazing to witness” Care Home Lifestyles Manager

“the music makes me feel at peace with myself and takes all my worries away.” Care home Resident

“One of the most rewarding things in my diary all year. It’s why I got into singing – to make others feel something and to communicate with people.” Songhaven Care Concert Artist

“It was like I had my wife back for a while.” Care home Resident

“One resident told us he didn’t like opera and after the concert proclaimed: ‘well, I do now!’” Care Home staff member

“I can honestly say it was one of my favourite performance experiences to date – performing for the sheer pleasure of sharing music.” Songhaven Care Concert Artist

“My heart is full!” Care home Resident

Residents were… “focused, engaged and entranced.” Care Home staff observation

“music is very emotional. Sad, happy, it has it all.” Care home Resident

“A thoughtful resident grasped my hand and thanked me for the songs. She didn’t want to let go and neither did I.” Songhaven Care Concert Artist

“He isn’t normally responsive or verbal. He came to life with the music.” Care Home staff member

“I’m on top of the world!” Care home Resident

“I can’t thank you enough for asking me to sing last week. It was such a special day and so rewarding. There was a man visiting his mother, who doesn’t speak much anymore. He hadn’t seen her sing in years but she smiled and joined in with Edelweiss. This along with many others joining in with the songs made for a truly special afternoon.” Songhaven Care Concert Artist

“it was wonderful. When are you coming back?” Care home Resident

Residents were… “toe-tapping, clapping and singing along.” Care Home staff observation

“Music is good for the soul.” Care home Resident

Residents were… “closing their eyes, smiling and relaxed.” Care Home staff observation

“There was a particular man who was completely and utterly overwhelmed by the music… He was so grateful and it really made me realise, this is why we do our job, because music really does touch the soul.” Songhaven Care Concert Artist

“He doesn’t normally stay for long periods, but he did this time.” Care Home staff member

“The most memorable moment was the astonishing recall that the residents had for songs. A man who was non-verbal sang all the words to half the concert!” Songhaven Care Concert Artist

“She doesn’t normally join in outside events, but did this time.” Care Home staff member