West Australian Symphony Orchestra collaborates with Bayswater aged care residents

Front Row (L-R) - West Australian Symphony Orchestra members Amanda Dean, Kate Page and Sara Duhig, Middle Row (L-R) - Frank Hobbs, Dale Eapon, Carlose Eapon, David John Gill, Bronislawa Zakrzewski, Gloria Butt Back Row (L-R) - Aureen Miller (Amana Living), Lily Protter (WASO), Janine Goinden (Amana Living), Charlotte Groombridge, Rose Fenelon (Amana Living) and Cassandra Lake (WASO) Picture: WASO.
Front Row (L-R) - West Australian Symphony Orchestra members Amanda Dean, Kate Page and Sara Duhig, Middle Row (L-R) - Frank Hobbs, Dale Eapon, Carlose Eapon, David John Gill, Bronislawa Zakrzewski, Gloria Butt Back Row (L-R) - Aureen Miller (Amana Living), Lily Protter (WASO), Janine Goinden (Amana Living), Charlotte Groombridge, Rose Fenelon (Amana Living) and Cassandra Lake (WASO) Picture: WASO.

BAYSWATER aged care residents have improved their music skills and vocals after finishing a six-week workshop series with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

WASO and Amana Living completed the series at St Georges Care Centre in Bayswater last month.

The workshops, which involved three musicians working with residents on different collaborative music pieces each week, were part of the 2019 Amana Living Arts Festibal.

Former Churchlands Senior High School student Kate Page, who has worked with Wigmore Hall, London Philharmonic Orchestra, and Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the UK, joined percussionist Amanda Dean and violinist Sara Duhig to run the workshops.

Page has also been involved in specialist music projects for people with dementia held in residential care homes, specialist day centres and sheltered housing.

Check out the residents and musicians singing together in the video below.