Published Friday 22 November 2019
- Aged Care
- Retirement Living
Something magical happened on Saturday 16th November, all our services came alive with the sound of music.
The Queensland Symphony Orchestra chose Wesley Mission Queensland to directly live stream their season finale concert Timeless.
There was a buzz in the air as residents from our residential aged care, retirement living and supported accommodation communities got ready for the show conducted by world-renowned conductor Alondra de la Parra.
The idea behind livestreaming Timeless was to give music-lovers who can’t be there in the flesh the opportunity to experience the season finale from the comfort of their own home.
Residents got dressed up in their best attire for the occasion and watched and listened on to the romantic, yet explosive performance.
Annie Peterson, Manager of Creative Arts at Wesley Mission Queensland, said the unique performance was a first for the organisation and residents, and hopefully not the last.
“Many of our residents are music and theatre-lovers but are unable to attend for a variety of reasons including medical or mobility issues,” Ms Peterson said.
“We partnered with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra to bring conductor Alondra de la Parra’s final concert as Music Director to our residents. It was an overwhelming success, with some of our communities hosting special sit-down dinners and themed events for their residents and others dressing up, just as they would if they were going to see it live.
“An experience like this enhances the wellbeing and happiness of our residents and we hope to explore more opportunities with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Queensland Performing Arts Centre.”