Concerts in Care Homes

WHY WE DO IT
Music can provide comfort and hope to listeners in all stages of life but, all too often, when people reach their last days, the music stops.

The ESO are deeply committed to helping people in care homes and hospices whose well-being, health and happiness are greatly enhanced by the life-affirming power of live music. The ESO musicians are all passionate about performing in care homes. Commenting after the concerts, Stephen Warner, who plays double bass and guitar in Downside Up, remarked “We give lots of concerts yet I think our performances in care homes are the only situations where we genuinely make a difference to somebody’s life.”

Music can help bring comfort and hope to those with depression and serious illness and it can also be a crucial source of engagement and stimulus for people living with dementia.

It is only, however, through your generous donations that we can continue to bring the best of music to the people who may well need it the most. In order to be able to carry on this important work, we need the support ofthe larger community. Please learn more about our ongoing appeal and how you can best support us by reading the ESO DVD Booklet (NB: please ignore contact details in booklet as these are now out of date, instead contact  carehomeconcerts@eso.co.uk).

 

ESO Concerts in Care Homes & Hospices Programme

Your donation can help us continue this important work:

CONCERTS IN 2017

DAY 1:  Monday January 16 2017

ESO String Quartet
George Ewart violin
Jacqui Allen violin
Helen Roberts viola
Corinne Frost cello

Waverley House, Leominster
Highwell House, Bromyard
Whitegates, Bromyard

DAY 2:  Friday 20 January 2017

ESO String Quartet
George Ewart violin
Jacqui Allen violin
Helen Roberts viola
Corinne Frost cello

Rashwood, Droitwich
Holmwood Care Centre, Kidderminster
Nightingale Court Care Home, Kidderminster

DAY 3:  Thursday 23 March 2017

ESO Wind Quartet
Catherine Handley flute
Graeme Adams oboe
Julia Holmes clarinet
Rosemary Cow bassoon

Ashchurch View, Tewkesbury
(Tewkesbury Fields, Tewkesbury – last minute cancellation due to infection in home); Sandfields, Cheltenham
Faithful House Residential Home, Cheltenham

DAY 4:  Thursday 30 March 2017

ESO String Quartet
George Ewart violin
Jacqui Allen violin
Helen Roberts viola
Corinne Frost cello

Leominster Day Care Centre, Leominster
Field Farm House, Hampton Bishop, Hereford
Brockhampton Court Nursing Home, Hereford

DAY 5:  Monday 3 July 2017

ESO String Quartet
George Ewart violin
Jacqui Allen violin
Helen Roberts viola
Corinne Frost cello

Sandfields, Cheltenham
Tewkesbury Fields, Tewkesbury
Beechwood Residential Care Home, Upton-upon-Severn

DAY 6:  Wednesday 12 July 2017 

ESO Downside Up duet
Corinne Frost cello
Stephen Warner guitar/double bass

St Richard’s Hospice, Worcester
Stanfield Nursing Home, Rushwick 
Mowbray Nursing Home, Malvern

DAY 7:  Thursday 13 July 2017 

ESO Downside Up duet
Corinne Frost cello
Stephen Warner guitar/double bass

Kemble at Home, Hereford
St Michael’s Hospice, Hereford 
Brockhampton Court Nursing Home, Hereford

CONCERTS IN 2016

DAY 1:  Monday May 16 2016 (Dementia Awareness Week)

ESO Wind Quartet
Catherine Handley flute
Graeme Adams oboe
Sara Temple clarinet
Keith Rubach bassoon

St George’s Church, St George’s Square, Worcester (Concert for The Myriad Centre, Homenash House & Gheluvelt Court)
Northwick Grange, Claines, Worcester
St Stephens, Worcester

DAY 2:  Wednesday May 18 2016 (Dementia Awareness Week)

ESO String Quartet
George Ewart violin
Jacqui Allen violin
Helen Roberts viola
Corinne Frost cello

The Leominster Meeting Centre, Leominster
Highwell House, Bromyard
Whitegates, Bromyard

DAY 3:  Thursday June 23 2016 

ESO Downside Up duet
Corinne Frost cello
Stephen Warner guitar/double bass

Bay Tree Court Care Centre, Prestbury, Cheltenham
Tewkesbury Fields, Tewkesbury
Abbeyfield House, Tewkesbury

DAY 4: Friday June 24 2016 

ESO Downside Up duet
Corinne Frost cello
Stephen Warner guitar/double bass

West Eaton House, Leominster
Hendra House, Ludlow
Haresbrook Park Care Home, Tenbury Wells

DAY 5: Sunday June 26 2016 

ESO Downside Up duet
Corinne Frost cello
Stephen Warner guitar/double bass

Cleeve House, Great Malvern
The Chace Care Home, Upper Welland, Malvern

DAY 6:  Thursday July 14 2016 

ESO Downside Up duet
Corinne Frost cello
Stephen Warner guitar/double bass

St Richard’s Hospice, Worcester
Juniper House Residential Care Home, St John’s, Worcester
Stanfield Nursing Home, Rushwick, Worcester
Storer Court, Malvern

DAY 7:  Friday July 15 2016 

ESO Downside Up duet
Corinne Frost cello
Stephen Warner guitar/double bass

Droitwich Meeting Centre, Droitwich
Dorset House Nursing & Residential Home, Droitwich
Rashwood, Droitwich

DAY 8:  Thursday October 6 2016 

ESO Wind Quartet
Diane Clark flute
Graeme Adams oboe
Julia Holmes clarinet
Keith Rubach bassoon

Coldwells House, Holmer, Hereford
Saxon Hall, Hereford Community Centre – Services for Independent Living AGM (celebrating 20 years)
Field Farm House Residential Home, Hampton Bishop, Hereford

DAY 9:  Wednesday October 12 2016 

ESO Downside Up duet
Corinne Frost cello
Stephen Warner guitar/double bass

The Springs, Malvern Link
Bradbury Court, Davenham & Perrins House, Malvern

DAY 10:  Thursday October 13 2016 

ESO Downside Up duet
Corinne Frost cello
Stephen Warner guitar/double bass

Leominster Meeting Centre, Leominster
Holmer Court, Hereford
Broomy Hill, Hereford

DAY 11:  Friday 14 October 2016 

ESO Downside Up duet
Corinne Frost cello
Stephen Warner guitar/double bass

Norton Hall, Worcester
Hastings, Barnards Green, Malvern
Gold Hill, Malvern

DAY 12:  Thursday December 8 2016 

ESO Downside Up duet
Corinne Frost cello
Stephen Warner guitar/double bass

The Firs, Worceester
Storer Court, Barnards Green, Malvern
The Chace Care Home, Upper Welland, Malvern

DAY 13:  Friday December 9 2016 

ESO Downside Up duet
Corinne Frost cello
Stephen Warner guitar/double bass

Droitwich Spa Meeting Centre, Droitwich
Dorset House Nursing & Residential Home, Droitwich 
Rashwood, Droitwich

DAY 14:  Saturday December 10 2016 

Corinne Frost, cello

Stanfield Nursing Home, Rushwick, Worceester
Perry Manor, Worcester

CONCERTS IN 2015

DAY 1:  Monday March 2nd 2015

ESO String Quartet
George Ewart violin
Jacqui Allen violin
Helen Roberts viola
Corinne Frost cello

Stanfield Nursing Home, Rushwick
Latimer Court Care Home, Worcester
Astley Hall Care Home, Stourport-on-Severn

DAY 2:  Tuesday March 31st 2015

ESO Wind Quartet
Catherine Handley flute
Graeme Adams oboe
Julia Holmes clarinet
Keith Rubach bassoon

Hastings Residential Care Home, Malvern
Stanley House, Bosbury
Hill Ash House, Ledbury

DAY 3:  Thursday April 2nd 2015

ESO Wind Quartet
Catherine Handley flute
Graeme Adams oboe
Julia Holmes clarinet
Keith Rubach bassoon

Coldwells House, Holmer, Herefordshire
The Weir Nursing Home, Swainshill, Hereford
Charles Court Care Home, Hereford

DAY 4:  Thursday May 14th 2015

ESO String Quartet
George Ewart violin
Jacqui Allen violin
Helen Roberts viola
Corinne Frost cello

The Hawthorns Care Home, Evesham
Ambleside Care Home, Stratford-upon-Avon
Bancroft Gardens Residential Home, Stratford-upon-Avon

DAY 5:  Tuesday June 9th 2015

ESO Downside Up duet
Corinne Frost cello
Stephen Warner guitar/double bass

St Richard’s Hospice, Worcester
The Firs, Worcester
Regent Residential Care Home, Worcester

DAY 6:  Wednesday June 10th 2015

ESO Downside Up duet
Corinne Frost cello
Stephen Warner guitar/double bass

Waverley House Care Home, Leominster
West Eaton House, Leominster
Hendra House Residential Home, Ludlow

DAY 7:  Friday June 12th 2015

ESO Wind Quartet
Catherine Handley flute
Graeme Adams oboe
Marie McNally clarinet
Keith Rubach bassoon

Whitegates, Bromyard
Hampton Grange Nursing Home & Gwen Wolford, Hereford
Field Farm House Residential Home, Hereford

DAY 8:  Thursday 23rd July 2015

ESO Downside Up duet
Corinne Frost cello
Stephen Warner guitar/double bass

Bradbury Court & Davenham, Great Malvern
Cleeve House, Great Malvern
The Springs, Malvern Link

DAY 9:  Friday 24th July 2015

ESO Downside Up duet
Corinne Frost cello
Stephen Warner guitar/double bass

Norton Hall, Norton, Worcester
Mowbray, Great Malvern
Perrins House, Great Malvern

DAY 10:  Wednesday 9th September 2015

ESO String Quartet
George Ewart violin
Jacqui Allen violin
Helen Roberts viola
Corinne Frost cello

Stanfield Nursing Home, Rushwick
Storer Court, Barnards Green, Malvern
The Chace Care Home, Upper Welland, Malvern

DAY 11:  Thursday 5th November 2015

ESO Wind Quartet
Catherine Handley flute
Graeme Adams oboe
Julia Holmes clarinet
Keith Rubach bassoon

Breme Residential Care Home, Bromsgrove
Rashwood, Wychbold, Droitwich
Dorset House Nursing & Residential Care Home, Droitwich

DAY 12:  Thursday 17th December 2015

ESO Downside Up duet
Corinne Frost cello
Stephen Warner guitar/double bass

The Firs, Worcester
The Mill House, Kington, Flyford Flavell
Perry Manor, Worcester

DAY 13:  Friday 18th December 2015

ESO Downside Up duet
Corinne Frost cello
Stephen Warner guitar/double bass

Welland House Care Centre, Welland, Malvern
The Chace Care Home, Upper Welland, Malvern

 

ESO ‘Music to Lift the Spirit’ DVD

A DVD of the ESO String and Wind Quartets and Downside Up, featuring repertoire regularly performed during visits to care homes and hospices, and filmed in the idyllic surroundings of Croome Court in Worcestershire, is now available to order here.

Here are some clips from the DVD, which capture the virtuosity and enthusiasm of the ESO musicians, as they engage with their audience.

DVD Order Form 

Traditional: Danny Boy (ESO Wind Quartet – minus bassoon)

 

Myers: Cavatina (Downside Up)

 

 

Hérold: Clog Dance from ‘La Fille Mal Gardée’ (The ESO String Quartet)