50TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
3rd November 2019
The Music Therapy Charity celebrated 50 years of funding music therapy research with an event held at Westminster School at which Stephen Kovacevich very generously gave a fabulous piano recital, playing Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor BWV 849; Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major op. 109; Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat Major D960. This was followed by a celebratory tea with pink fizz and a huge birthday cake. The event was a sell-out with over 200 people attending.
Huge thanks go to Stephen Kovacevich for giving up his time and playing for us, Westminster School for letting us use their splendid premises, and to everyone who supported us and came to the concert.
Photos to follow shortly.
3rd May 2019
A Showcase of 50 Years of Funding by The Music Therapy Charity, jointly arranged with and hosted by the Centre for International Research in Arts and Play Therapies, University of Roehampton.
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Music Therapy Charity, the national organisation dedicated to supporting the highest standards of practice, research and training in music therapy.
Programme including outline of presentations and profiles of speakers.
Here are some photos:
THE ROUNDHOUSE RISING FESTIVAL
3rd March 2018
We were delighted to be asked by the Roundhouse to participate with BAMT (British Association for Music Therapy) at this year's Roundhouse Rising Festival. Grace Watts, Development Director of BAMT took part in the "Music That Matters: How can music be used as a means of recovery" panel and jointly manned a stall with Caroline Borg and Pauline Etkin, governors of MTC. Here is a photograph of the panel.
The theme of the festival is around the issue of the housing crisis and included artists (particularly on the spoken word stage) who have something to say about this spiralling problem. To help provide more information on the real effects of this the Roundhouse created a forum of charities to provide more information to festival attendees and brought together a range of charities speaking on homelessness, mental health and music therapy in order to build a picture of all the ways they can help those less fortunate than ourselves.
A NEW YEAR RECITAL TO FURTHER THE CAUSE OF THE MUSIC THERAPY CHARITY DEMENTIA PROJECT
19th January 2018
In the historical surroundings of the Priory Church of the Order of St John in Clerkenwell Alice Coote and Julius Drake generously gave us a memorable evening of superb performance. The varied selection of songs catered for every musical taste, and both artists communicated to the audience not only their musicality but also their dedication to the cause of Music Therapy. We were all so fortunate to be part of such a wonderful evening.
Research into music and dementia care is very much in the news and we appreciate the contribution of Claire Flower, Music Therapist, who brought to light the benefits of the input of music therapists.
Thank you to all who supported the event by attending and to those who made such generous donations. We have received some lovely feedback and are delighted that the event was enjoyed so much:
"Just a line to thank you for the concert. Such a good cause, and what a moving occasion. Alice Coote’s own experience was so personal, and what a performance she gave. We have never heard Sea Pictures so wonderfully performed. As a long term Elgar lover, I thought I had listened to the words properly over the years, but now I know better. Unforgettable."
"I have just got home from the Concert. It was just wonderful!"
8th-10th April 2016
Re-visioning our Voice: Resourcing music therapy for contemporary needs
Clink on this link for further details: http://www.bamt.org/about-british-association-for-music-therapy/bamt-conference-2016.html
JAZZ AGE AT THE SAVOY
24th March 2016
A wonderful evening was had by all at 'Jazz Age at the Savoy' on March 10th 2016. In the evocative setting of the Cinema Museum, Kennington we were drawn into the heady world of cocktails and jazz by Alice Lascelles, journalist and James Pearson, pianist.
Music Therapy Charity Governor, Helen Odell-Miller OBE completed the experience with a fascinating insight into the measure of the work that music therapy can do, in so many spheres. Thank you to our performers and to everyone who supported the event!
A JOURNEY THROUGH ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS
Tuesday 2nd December 2014
Held at The Priory Church of the Order of St John
THE SECOND TONY WIGRAM MEMORIAL LECTURE
Tuesday 25th February 2014
Nordoff Robbins Centre, London
BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR MUSIC THERAPY CONFERENCE BIRMINGHAM
21st February 2014
"How can you mend a broken heart? Music therapy and cardiac disease: an exploration of medical and psychological phenomena."
Dr Cheryl Dileo, Carnell Professor of Music Therapy, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA; Tony Wigram MTC Research Fellow 2014
CONCERT IN CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF SIR JOHN TAVENER
Sunday 26th January 2014
English Chamber Singers and the Orchestra of St John’s,
Martin Neary conductor; Patricia Rozario soprano, Ann de Renais soprano, Josephine Knight cello
This concert, which was introduced by the Right Reverend and Right Honourable Dr Richard Chartres KCVO Lord Bishop of London, included some of Tavener’s best known works, The Lamb and Song for Athene (performed at Princess Diana's funeral), and the UK première of Miroirs des Poèmes for choir and strings.
The proceeds were shared between the Music Therapy Charity Dementia Research Project and Chain of Hope, a charity started by Sir John's heart surgeon, Magdi Jacoub.
THE FIRST TONY WIGRAM MEMORIAL LECTURE
Tuesday 12th March 2013
Nordoff Robbins Centre, London
Music, Music Therapy and Mental Health
Professor Dr Denise Grocke Associate Dean and Head of Music Therapy, University of Melbourne
CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF PETER ANDRY 1927 - 2010
Wednesday 28th November 2012
A recital in aid of The Music Therapy Charity and The Australian Music Foundation
The Great Hall at St Bartholomew's Hospital
Yvonne Kenny soprano, the AMF Prize winners for 2012 and Royal Academy of Music recipients of Peter Andry Scholarships
A MUSICAL EVENING
Monday 5th December 2011
The Great Chamber, Sutton's Hospital in Charterhouse, London
David Wigram viola, Michael Wigram cello and Jonathan Katz piano
AN EVENING WITH THE RASUMOVSKY ENSEMBLE
30th March 2011
Schubert String Quintet in C ‘A performance worthy of any Concert Hall around the world’ (David Mellor)
MARTIN NEARY'S 70th BIRTHDAY CONCERT
28th March 2010
In aid of The Music Therapy Charity
St John's Smith Square. With an introduction by Simon Callow.
LAUCH OF THE MUSIC THERAPY CHARITY'S DISENCHANTED YOUTH PROJECT
24th June 2008
The Foundling Museum
Gala Concert at Guildhall - with Sir Neville Marriner,
Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Sir Thomas Allen; Sally Matthews soprano and Trina Moller mezzo-soprano
Mansion House with Sir Thomas Allen and Friends
St James’ Palace with Andreas Schiff