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A Concert for Over The Rainbow Care in Ripon

posted Jan 21, 2018, 11:07 AM by Hh Admin   [ updated Jan 21, 2018, 11:09 AM ]
January 10th saw the Chorus embark on a trip to the 16th Century Thorpe Prebend House in Ripon. This magnificently restored Heritage Centre, set in the precincts of the Cathedral on High St Agnesgate, is where the Over The Rainbow dementia day club meets and what a splendid back-drop for a concert it was. 

This care provider was the winner of the Great British Care Awards in 2016 and promotes social interaction through meaningful days for their group members, who were certainly engaged with the songs, particularly in the sing-a-long set from our very own ukulele group the ‘Misspent Ukes’. We worked through some popular barbershop arrangements of the past 100 years or so – from Al Jolson to John Denver – with a monologue from the whimsical Mr Harold Blackburn, to really get the thought processes going!. 

This was the first of a series of concerts we’re doing with Over The Rainbow Care and we look forward to working with them in Knaresborough, Wetherby and Harrogate.