The arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK meant that live entertainment for our most vulnerable communities had to be put on hold. To help fill this gap, London Mozart Players have launched LMP Reach, a community initiative that takes music, digitally, into these spaces. An ongoing series of recitals is being specifically curated to entertain those living in care homes or at home with carers, those living with dementia, or people in vulnerable groups who may not otherwise have access to community concerts and events. Music enhances the emotional wellbeing and quality of life of people living and working in care homes, and LMP is delighted to play its part in bringing some joy into communities that have suffered during the pandemic.
LMP Reach recitals are performed by two members of the LMP (different players and instruments for each concert), and the 30-minute programmes encompass a variety of music – from Bach to Bernstein and everything in between! Wartime favourites, musical theatre standards and popular classical treasures are presented online on a fortnightly basis, and access is offered to care homes, hubs, and centres across the borough of Croydon and beyond.