Eston Care Home Residents’ Musical Tribute to Her Majesty

Residents from Astune Rise care home in Eston, near Middlesbrough have taken part in ‘Together in Music’, a project curated by Orchestras Live and Redcar and Cleveland Council to create a piece of music in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Working with Manchester Camerata, a charity which believes in the power of music therapy, ‘A Woman of Our Time’ has been composed by residents of Astune Rise care home and three other homes from the area and will be played for the first time during a concert on June 1st at Redcar’s Tuned In youth centre featuring the Manchester Camarata Orchestra and singers from Guisborough Choral Society

Members of Camerata in the Community visited the home with a selection of musical instruments and worked with a group of residents to create the composition, which celebrates the Queen’s 70-year reign.

Home manager Caroline Bowstead said: “The residents absolutely loved being part of this project. We’re making a huge fuss over the Jubilee and pulling out all the stops to celebrate so to be asked to help with this amazing piece of music was fantastic.

“We are all looking forward to attending the concert and hearing it played by the orchestra and of course singing along and waving our flags to Land of Hope and Glory!”

 

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