City of London Sinfonia

May 12, 2021

City of London Sinfonia is a professional orchestra, aiming for their musicians to be at the forefront and to engage with people from all backgrounds in shared moments of connection wherever we meet them – in healthcare, wellbeing and social care settings, or in a concert.

This funding will support the Room to Room project, focusing on creating a shared experience between care home residents, often living with advanced dementias, and CLS musicians. The sessions take place in shared spaces and in individual rooms for residents who are not able to visit communal lounges. These room-to-room visits have proved to have the greatest impact, with musicians working holistically with residents to improvise music inspired by the resident’s movements, speech or levels of engagement, as well as responding to requests and engaging the residents in conversation.