Following a national broadcast of the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) concert in October 2021,
presented by Bristol Beacon at the Bath Forum, Bristol Beacon are set to live stream the forthcoming
LSO concert, with Sir Simon Rattle, to care homes across the country.
Once again, the concert will be broadcast live from Bath Forum via YouTube at 6.45pm on Monday
14 March and will be available for free for one month so care homes can screen it for their residents
at a time that suits them.
The first concert back in October, featured across national TV and print press and inspired joy among
the many care home residents who tuned in.
Hosted by organist and journalist Oliver Condy, any care home in the country can tune in for free
and are invited to screen the concert for staff and residents, thanks to sponsorship by Bristol Care
Louise Mitchell, Chief Executive of Bristol Beacon, said: “After the really wonderful and emotional
response we had to our broadcast in October, we once again look forward to sharing the sheer joy of
a London Symphony Orchestra concert with care home residents and staff nationwide. This concert
continues to build on our strong artistic relationship with the LSO in anticipation of the reopening of
our venue next year, and also with Bristol Care Homes in whom we’ve found a partner committed to
helping us reach music-lovers beyond the walls of the concert hall.”
Kathryn McDowell, Managing Director of London Symphony Orchestra, said: “We couldn’t be more
pleased to be partnering with Bristol Beacon for another concert in the Southwest this spring, and to
be able to repeat the feat of sharing it to care homes across the country is thrilling and rewarding for
us all. It was an undoubted highlight of 2021.”
Geoff Crocker, Chair of Bristol Care Homes, said: “To be forming a close partnership with Bristol
Beacon on high-quality broadcasts of concerts like this is really fantastic. The pandemic has been
challenging for everyone, particularly care home residents and staff, but the use of technology to
share such magical performances in this innovative way is a real legacy that we will continue to
Bristol Care Homes wanted to extend the opportunity to watch the concert to all care homes across
the country as many still contend with the impacts of the pandemic.
Care Homes wishing to access the stream should email firstname.lastname@example.org for
information.Care homes are can share photos of residents and staff watching the concert together
on social media using the hashtag #ThankYouCareHomes and tagging @Bristol_Beacon and
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