We know and see first-hand in our Cake Concerts how the power of music connect people with each other and with loved ones in the moment, as well as with past experiences. However, accessing an evening concert can prove particularly challenging for those living with dementia and their carers. Cake Concerts cater to the needs of those people living with dementia.
In-Person Cake Concerts
Cake Concerts cater for the needs of people living with dementia and their companions. Musicians perform a selection of works from popular classical hits to light film music. All the while audiences enjoy tea and a slice of cake. All are welcome, whether living in the community or care & residential homes.
These events have a profound effect on movement and communication amongst audience members, creating a positive shared experience for all who attend.
“The music performance was of great quality and there was a perfect mix of repertoire. The performers were very warm and friendly and a joy to listen to. The tea and cakes were great and the room was beautifully set up. We thought every detail of the afternoon had been well thought through including the breaks. Thank you so much for making events like this possible.” – Gemma Dixon, Music for Memory
Digital Cake Concert
Whilst lockdown meant we were unable to deliver our Cake Concerts in person, we have created a Digital Cake Concert for you to enjoy and hope you can share in an afternoon of music with our Teatime Trio from the comfort of your home.
Presented by BSO Associate Hugh Nankivell who will guide you through the concert, this online performance sees a trio of BSO musicians perform a selection of music. From popular classical hits to light music, along with interesting facts and conversation starters.
You are encouraged to enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake from the comfort of home.
If you would like to find out more about our health and wellbeing projects, you can download our Music, Health & Wellbeing booklet here.
One lady named Jean was a resident that had been before. On her way out, I was having a conversation with her, and she said that ‘I hope heaven is like this’...