Unlocking Baroque Memories: we launch our live music therapy for people with dementia

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We’re thrilled to unveil Armonico Consort’s latest project – Unlocking Baroque Memories – as part of our Virtual Royal Albert Hall Festival Week (1-5 June).

Unlocking Baroque Memories is live music therapy, tailor-made for people with dementia, brought to you by Armonico Consort’s specialist baroque musicians and guest artists.

The first of the week’s two sessions is on Monday 1 June (1pm) and features two exceptional singers in serene Monteverdi: soprano Elin Manahan Thomas (who sang at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle) and countertenor William Towers.

Then on Friday 5 June (1pm), violinist Salomé Rateau will play Bach with Armonico Consort’s Artistic Director Christopher Monks.

The 10-minute sessions are open to all to view via YouTube and Facebook.

Live music and, significantly, baroque music has been shown to be of a great benefit in care homes and especially for centres specialising in dementia care.

We’ve launched an appeal to help raise funds to support our projects with older people, especially those with dementia, who are suffering acutely from isolation during the current crisis.  Please visit our Just Giving page for full details.  Your help is very gratefully received.

Find out more about our Virtual Royal Albert Hall Festival Week including Sing with Simon sessions each afternoon, particularly suited to those in care homes and with dementia.