We place equal value on everything we do, whether performing in international concert halls, opera houses or with some of the most vulnerable people in our society in hospitals, hospices and care homes. Our projects in these environments bring an invaluable emotional and creative outlet to young people living with life-limiting, severe and psychiatric conditions and vulnerable older people.

In hospitals and hospital schools at major NHS Trusts in London, we bring music to young people at difficult and challenging times in their lives. Our musicians provide respite and emotional relief to young children and their families on hospital wards and create music with young people attending school at psychiatric units, developing their ability to interact with their peers and building their sense of achievement and self-worth.

In care homes and hospices, we bring responsive performances for vulnerable older people who because of life-limiting conditions are often living in isolation. Our music-making brings joy, relief and helps their ability to interact with carers and families. We also make music with adults of all ages living with the after-effects of brain trauma and head injury, giving them an empowering creative voice.

In all these environments, it is our own outstanding musicians who lead and deliver this activity, alongside experienced artistic leaders who lead our investment in the skills and abilities of our musicians in this area.

In 2018, we celebrated 30 years of participation work. You can find out more about our current projects and partnerships on our Wellbeing Projects page. ......