The Healing Power of Music

Thu 24 Mar 2022, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

St Marylebone School, Marylebone High St, London W1U

Classical music has felt like a lifeline for many of us in the pandemic, keeping our spirits bright. But its potential to fuel, fortify and restore is far greater than that.

Across the country, the NHS is increasingly drawing on musicians to help them in the comfort and recovery of people experiencing acute physical and mental health conditions. Katherine Spencer (Principal Clarinet, City of London Sinfonia), Ryan Breen (Tuba, Manchester Camerata), and Dave Ayre (Double bass, Sinfonia Viva) are leading devotees to this cause and will share with us moving first-hand testimony of why it matters. Natalie Ellis (Head of Arts, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust) will join them to discuss the essential role that musicians can play in the nation’s wellbeing. Hosted by Katy Hamilton, this revelatory conversation may just change the way you regard classical music forever.

We are pleased to present this conversation following a major report on the vital role of musicians in healthcare, published by Orchestras Live, the Association of British Orchestras, and the City of London Sinfonia.

This event is free to attend but tickets must be booked in advance. RPS Members have priority booking. Each person may book up to two tickets for this event through this page from the dates below:

RPS Circle from 10am Thursday 6 January 2022
Platinum Members
from 10am Monday 10 January 2022
Gold Members
from 10am Wednesday 12 January 2022
from 10am Friday 14 January 2022
Public booking
from 10am Wednesday 19 January 2022