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My Carers Week: Living Music with the Heath Quartet

07 June 2016

Carers UK volunteer Michael attended the 'Living Music with the Heath Quartet' concert, held on Tuesday 7 June as part of Carers Week.

As part of Carers Week, the Wigmore Hall Learning programme gave a concert for people living with dementia and their friends, family and carers. The dynamic, young Heath Quartet gave a concert programme consisting of works by Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Bartok and Tchaikovsky.  They have been widely praised by their recent recording of Tippett quartets. Each of the soloists introduced and talked informally about the programme to be performed. 

The cellist Christopher Murray talked about his love for his favourite composer of chamber music, Haydn. The concert was much appreciated and enjoyed by carers and it showed the uplifting and redemptive effect on people whatever their state of mind.  Tea and cakes followed with the quartet in an informal setting of the Bechstein room. This concert reminded me of the much quoted adage ‘the angels in heaven listen to Bach out of duty, but listen to Mozart for their own enjoyment.’

  • Find out more about the Heath Quartet here.
  • Music for Life brings together professional musicians, carers and people living with dementia through interactive music sessions. Find out more about Wigmore's Hall work with people living with dementia here.

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