Headingley Hall care home residents hit the high notes with Opera North

Residents at Leeds Headingley Hall care home are singing from the rooftops after a recent donation from Gainsborough Specialist Bathrooms.

Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 5:00 pm

The firm, which is the chosen supplier of specialist baths to the home’s operator Westward Care, donated the money so that residents could benefit from unique Opera North singing workshops.

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Artists and accompanists provided the opportunity for residents to hone their musical skills while experiencing the pleasure of singing within a group. They took part in vocal exercises, informal training and group performances. The three sessions were very popular, with around 40 residents attending each workshop, and feedback from residents was extremely positive with many seeing both the fun and therapeutic side of the activity.

Peter Hodkinson, managing director of Westward Care, said: “We were thrilled to be able to offer all of our residents this unique and rich singing experience – Opera North delivered excellent sessions that were rewarding for all. We pride ourselves on the innovative and tailored activities we provide in all our facilities and thank Gainsborough Specialist Bathrooms for funding these opera workshops.”

Sharon Earnshaw, Headingley Hall manager, added: “The Opera North workshops were so memorable and generated such a positive atmosphere.”