Songhaven Care Concerts bring our amazing professional artists to care homes and community centres!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 – a 1 hour afternoon performance visit by a professional classically-trained singer (with 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. Songhaven Gala concerts – a larger-scale offering 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. Songwriting Projects – interactive songwriting sessions with care home or community centre groups. We ask questions on a chosen theme, and jot down any responses provided, whether single-words, full stories, or short reflections. All the responses are collated and transformed into lyrics by our songwriting team. The completed song is either recorded and sent to the group to enjoy, or we can return to the location to teach the group the song and perform it live together! Please see below for examples of this work. Bespoke Virtual Concerts (live-streamed and interactive) – Our interactive live-streamed concerts are a great way for a group to enjoy a personalised concert experience, virtually! All you need is a screen (that everyone in the group can see) and speakers that can be connected to a laptop or tablet with internet access. We take care of all of the on-site tech production, so all you need to do on the day is set up the room and click the joining link!
If you are an organisation, care home, or community group – you can enquire about booking Songhaven artists for your own Care Concert by completing the enquiry form below: