Listening to music is one of the easiest ways to enhance our well-being, so this season we’re bringing you some free, uplifting, one-hour sessions based on using music alongside mindfulness techniques and tools for finding calm, to let you take a moment and breathe. Join us to escape from the rigmarole of the daily grind and restrictions – hush your mind and restore your focus.
We’ve been working with the charity Maggie’s for several years, supporting and developing their brilliant work with people with cancer and their families by bringing live music into their centres. In these live online performances, we’ll combine our trademark music for strings with reflections from Maggie’s Lead Psychologist Lesley Howells on how we can all use music in our daily lives to help us feel better.
With the increase in pressure on everyone’s mental health, we could all do with taking some time out for ourselves. This special performance will help you to find new ways to listen and give you a taste of how to channel music to sweep away daily pressures.
Please consider a donation: as a special project to help us all cope with these difficult times, these sessions are free to view. However we would respectfully ask that all attendees consider making a donation, of any size, to help us support our musicians and further work with Maggie’s.
Session dates and times:
Places are free but you must register in advance to receive the link. All sessions will be broadcast live via YouTube. The three sessions will be broadly similar, so please just book the one at a time most convenient for you.
If you are under 18 please sign up to our session for young people: Monday 29 March, 12.30pm
Intro – Philip Glass, Echorus
Listening Exercise 1 – Peter Gregson, Primary Colours
Listening Exercise 2 – J. S. Bach, Goldberg Variations No.15
Listening Exercise 3 – Ralph Vaughan Williams, The Lark Ascending (Extract)
Outro Danish Traditional (arr. Danish String Quartet) – The Peat Dance
Director/Violin: Jonathan Morton
Violin: Cheryl Crockett, Daniel Pioro, Liza Johnson, Tristan Gurney, Joanne Green, Laura Ghiro
Viola: Jane Atkins, Andy Berridge
Cello: Alison Lawrance, Naomi Pavri
Bass: Diane Clark
Creative Scotland | Glasgow City Council | DC Thomson Charitable Trust | Hugh Fraser Foundation | McGlashan Charitable Trust