Turtle Song Project – for those with dementia or memory problems and their carers

Turtle Song – An English Touring Opera, Royal College of Music and Turtle Key Arts collaboration.
In partnership with York University Music Department.

Turtle Song is an opportunity to compose and sing your own songs with professional
musicians. It is for people with memory problems and all forms of dementia and for
their companions (husbands/wives/carers).
The group will meet weekly over a ten week period between January and March.
The aims are to enjoy singing together, to write a song cycle, to record the songs on CD and DVD, and to have an experience that is both fun and inspiring.
Turtle Song runs over a period of ten weeks with one session every Monday 10.30am to 12noon, starting on the 16 January 2017. All the ideas for the songs will come from the participants, and the final piece will be performed live to friends and family at the end of the ten weeks. The sessions will be led by composer Kate Pearson and director Jana Kennedy. They will be supported by music students from the University of York music department.
There is no need for any previous experience or skill, and everyone is welcome, whatever your ability.

The venue is Room E/058, Department of music, University of York, Heslington, YO10 5DD.

The project is free, and there is a bus to help with transport with free refreshments also provided.
Turtle Song has run successfully all over the country for the past 10 years and the resulting work can be seen at www.turtlekeyarts.org.uk
For further information or to book a place phone 020 8964 5060 or email charlotte@turtlekeyarts.org.uk