STANDARD: UPPER INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED

Everyone Matters in collaboration with Benslow Music has established a network of nursing homes in and around Hitchin that love to have us visit them with live music-making. Care home residents who are too infirm to get out to a theatre or concert hall are offered an interlude of musical entertainment and a chance to chat over refreshments, a little moment of fun that can make a big difference. Clarinettist Margaret Archibald has been leading concerts of this kind since she was invited to set up this aspect of the London Mozart Players' work in 1989, and violinist Martin Smith was one of the first members of the orchestra to embrace this work. The two have collaborated ever since and they are approaching their 30th anniversary of working on projects together as we celebrate our 90th anniversary. This new course welcomes all instrumentalists and singers to take part. The repertoire will be chosen to suit the line-up, and course members share with the tutors the rewarding experience of devising a programme that offers our audiences the highest standard of performance that we can achieve in an intensive rehearsal process.

Tutor website: www.everyone-matters.co.uk

Resident: £280 Non-Resident: £205 Code: 19/20B

*BRING A FRIEND* If you introduce a friend who is new to Benslow Music and persuade them to join the course, you will both receive a discount on the basic course fee. This reduction does not apply to room supplements.