Orchestra to play to patients, visitors and staff at NNUH

A long-established local orchestra will be performing for patients, visitors and staff at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital this month.

The Dennis Light Orchestra has been in existence for over 60 years and is a small, friendly group of players of all ages whose aim is to make music for their own enjoyment as well as other people’s. Its repertoire covers light classics, selections from the shows, and a wide variety of other short pieces. The orchestra usually plays in venues such as sheltered housing complexes and residential care homes and occasionally performs public concerts.

The event is being brought to patients, visitors and staff through the NNUH’s Hospital Arts Project. The Hospital Arts Project aims to enhance the hospital environment for patients, visitors and staff, by involving and engaging them in a wide range of programmes. All projects are funded by grants from organisations and charitable donations.

Emma Jarvis, Hospital Arts Coordinator, said: “We are really excited to welcome the Dennis Light Orchestra. It will be the first time an orchestra has played at the hospital so I hope we have a full house to welcome them. Hospital art including music really helps to lift the spirits of people when they are in hospital and plays an important role in providing a positive and healing environment for our patients, staff and visitors.”

Sheila Blowers from the Dennis Light Orchestra, said: “This is a first for the orchestra, as we have not played in such a large venue before, nor for such a potentially-varied audience. We look forward to playing, and hope that those who attend will enjoy the performance.”

The concert is free to attend and will be taking place on Monday 24th March at 6:30pm in the West Atrium, Level 1.

Tuesday 18th of March 2014 11:00:49 AM