OOTS musicians are trained by specialist music therapists Mindsong so that the dementia sessions offer the best experience possible. Sessions involve various combinations of instruments such as oboe and viola and include renditions of classical pieces, hymns, folk songs and plenty of well-known songs for people to join in with.
Hearing is often the last sense to be affected by dementia, so music becomes increasingly important to those living with this condition. The orchestra's commitment to work in this area has been a consistent part of its community engagement since 2009.
Please sponsor David to run the 26.2 miles to help OOTS ‘bring light to the dark world of dementia’ on their designated Virgin Money Giving page: ow.ly/bBte30avhPT