We run participatory music sessions and projects for older, isolated and vulnerable people in care and community settings across York. We also run a large programme of intergenerational events and activities, which bring together our beneficiaries with local schoolchildren and students. We provide free transport for anyone who needs it, and are supported by a team of dedicated volunteers.
We are running a skeleton schedule over the month of August. Instead of having a complete shutdown, we are running a weekly session every Tuesday at Tang Hall Community Centre @ 10.15-11.45am
Our usual sessions will resume in September using the schedule below:
Barstow House Music Group Barstow House @ 10.30-11.45am
Acomb Singers Acomb Methodist Church @ 1.00-2.30pm
Glen Lodge Music Group Glen Lodge @ 1.15-2.30pm
Rolling Tones Tang Hall Community Centre @ 10.15-11.45am
This group is kindly supported by the Postcode Neighbourhood Trust - a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People's Postcode Lottery.
Marjorie Waite Court Marjorie Waite Court - Sessions are held every other Tuesday @ 1.30pm
Honeysuckle Singers St Edward the Confessor Church @ 10.00-11.30am
Tower Court Singers St. Joseph's Church Hall @ 1.00-2.30pm
The Monkgate Wellness Choir The new Creative Centre at York St. John University @ 3.15-4.45pm
Gale Farm Court Music Group Gale Farm Court @ 3.30-4.45pm
Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd like to join one of the above groups, or if you have any questions about the sessions. Alternatively, you can watch all of our groups in action in a collaborative recording we created for #MakeMusicDay
Musical Connections is a registered charity number 1165993.
… And that’s the end of this chapter! Fiona, our project director, has officially passed on the baton to Abby & Charlotte! Fiona founded the project single handedly in 2009 & after more than 13 years of running Musical Connections, she is stepping down from the day-to-day running of the project. We celebrated with a ‘Bring & Sing’, including tonnes of food, our favourite songs from the year & of course, cake! We were even awarded with a certificate from York CVS, for our work during the pandemic. Not only do we need to say a HUGE thank you to Fiona, for making Musical Connections possible, but also to each and every one of our beneficiaries, as without them, there wouldn’t be a project! Although they are big boots to fill, Abby & Charlotte are so excited for their new challenge & to shape the future of Musical Connections!
7:09am - 23 Jul 2022