Alzheimer's Society Spring Concert

Come and enjoy the Spring Concert to celebrate all the work that Alzheimer’s Society does nationally and locally. There will be musical performances from the Lambeth Wind Orchestra and the London International Gospel Choir. The evening will be hosted by our Operations Director for Greater London, Tim McLachlan. We will have an interactive Singing for the Brain experience where you will be able to sing along led by one of our local Singing for the Brain facilitators. You will also hear from one of our local Side by Side volunteers and the person living with dementia who they visit, to give a first-hand account of the service and the difference it has made to their lives.

Spring concert

All proceeds will transform the lives of those affected by dementia. Join us and unite against dementia.

Location: St John's Church, Waterloo, London, UK

Date: 24 March 2017                

Doors Open: 6.30pm

Start: 7.00pm

Finish: Approx. 9.30pm                                                       

Tickets: Adult - £10, Person with dementia and carer - £10, Child - £5, Student - £5

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Please call us on 0330 333 0804 or email communitylondon@alzheimers.org.uk if you have any questions about the concert.

What to expect at Alzheimer's Society Spring concert?

Lambeth Wind Orchestra is a south London concert band based in Herne Hill. LWO performs a varied programme of music for the community, both formally and informally. Concert programmes have included music by Gustav Holst, Percy Grainger and Ralph Vaughan Williams, alongside selections from the stage and screen and newly composed pieces. They also enjoy performing a variety of British light music by composers such as Robert Farnon, Eric Coates and Frederick Curzon. 

London International Gospel Choir (LIGC) is one of the largest open community choirs in London. LIGC evolved out of the award winning London Youth Gospel Choir. The name represents the fantastic mixing pot of people that London is. The choir sings uplifting material including gospel, pop, funk, soul and African traditional. LIGC have recently performed on BBC One’s Let It Shine.

Tim McLachlan is Operations Director for Greater London at Alzheimer’s Society.  Tim is responsible for all the Society’s service delivery across Greater London. Tim has worked in the voluntary sector for over 18 years leading and developing charities as a Chief Executive, Operations Director and Fundraising and Marketing Director in social care, homelessness, Olympic Legacy and education.  Away from work Tim enjoys Cathedral Choral Music, Scouting and Golf.

Signing for the Brain experience will be a facilitator from one of our groups leading the audience in singing so you can experience the same engaging and uplifting service we provide to people with dementia and their carer’s. Singing for the Brain is based around the principles of music therapy and singing. The sessions use music to encourage communication and participation and include opportunities to talk to other people. Each session includes a range of activities including vocal warm-up and singing a variety of familiar and new songs.

Side by Side is a new Alzheimer's Society service which helps people with dementia to keep doing the things they love and get out and about with the support of a volunteer. This extra support can make it easier for people with dementia, who might sometimes feel isolated or find it difficult to leave their homes, to do things we might take for granted and feel part of their local community. There will be a talk about this service to highlight the great work being done and also to show how it can be just as rewarding for the volunteer as it is for the person they support.