Hosted by Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys, Canterbury Kent.
This Festival aims to raise awareness of the benefits of music on all aspects of well-being and engender a stronger sense of caring in our leaders of tomorrow.
All events are open to anyone, we encourage you to come and get involved over the three exciting days; consider a new way of thinking, share your own experiences, build relationships.
We have brought together World-renowned guest speakers, exciting workshops and performances from World Class musicians such as The Sacconi String Quartet, James Rhodes, Mark Padmore and Simon Lepper, Trevor Pinnock CBE and Annette Servadei for this 3 day Festival of Music and Health, 4th, 5th and 6th July 2016.
Mixing student-led ongoing research presentations with mass-singing workshops and interactive musical performances this Festival encourages us to examine in detail how music affects us physically, mentally and socially. There will be an emphasis on the dissemination of research undertaken by students in collaboration with groups from the wider community (including Migrant Help, partially sighted children, Parkinson’s sufferers and their carers) that will enable increased understanding of the role music has to play in improved mental and physical health for the wider community.
The Festival will also provide us with the perfect opportunity to launch the Langton Song Centre (our new online resource for all schools providing ideas for communal singing, with a special emphasis on the encouragement of boys singing).
We have also been fortunate enough to gain support from composer Judith Weir CBE (the current ‘Master of the Queen’s Music’), who will be adjudicating a composition competition.
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