Dementia takes the Wigmore Hall stage

Dementia takes the Wigmore Hall stage


norman lebrecht

December 16, 2018

Wigmore Hall has founded a choir for families living with dementia, in partnership with Resonate Arts.

It is an essential cultural service.



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  • ThrownOutOfTheKremlinForSinging says:

    I used to do scientific research on dementia, but I kept forgetting what I was trying to swim.

  • John Borstlap says:

    I read the title of this post in a very different way and thought of a recital that went particularly bad, or of a program item which was not appreciated, or simply a performance of Pierrot Lunaire.

  • Sharon says:

    Esssential cultural service. Yes. But also an essential therapeutic service. Music is incredibly therapeutic not only for people with dementia but also for almost anyone with a mental illness or brain trauma. If music therapy is done correctly it can probably slow the progress of dementia. I am sorry that the field of music therapy is not more developed into a truly medical field with research into what works best with different types of illnesses.
    Congratulations to Wigmore Hall! May they find the funds to maintain the program.

  • clarrieu says:

    At first, the headline seemed to suggest Norman was reporting on some Simone Kermes recital…