Creating Joy Through Live Music
“The performers engaged very well with our patients. One lady from the ward responded particularly well as she had been quite ill and withdrawn, she recognised and joined in with several songs.”
A Music in Hospitals concert can offer patients with life limiting illnesses comfort and emotional release. Our musicians' sensitive approach and breadth of repertoire equips them to adjust their programme to the needs of the audience, engaging everyone with their warmth and enthusiasm.
Concerts can take place in hospices, day care, or palliative wards for patients of all ages. We also visit many children's hospices for which we find musicians with specially tailored programmes.
It is widely recognised that live music makes a valuable contribution to the holistic approach of palliative care. Nursing staff advocate the use of Music in Hospitals’ concerts to help them in supporting patients from pain relief to helping new members to integrate and socialise.
Live music can renew energy in patients who have been very depressed and withdrawn and our artists work sensitively to encourage their audience to sing, dance or share their memories of music. Other patients benefit from relaxing to the music and drifting off to sleep where before this was not possible due to levels of pain or anxiety.
Music in Hospitals’ concerts bring a lot of fun and laughter which is essential to the hospice and terminal care environment. Patients and their families are able to spend quality time together, sharing in the enjoyment of the music.