Mary Feilding Guild project
In 2018 con spirito launched an innovative project at Mary Feilding Guild, a home for the active elderly in Highgate, with the goal of bringing young and old together to share chamber music in a mutually rewarding way.
We bring groups of students on regular visits to the Guild where we have open rehearsals. The process of exploring a piece and developing a narrative is shared with residents, incorporating their responses and ideas.
improvisation and devised pieces
con spirito students have been working with residents to create compositions inspired by poetry, most recently on the theme of fire and water. Mary Feilding Guild has a thriving poetry club and residents have offered their thoughts and talked about their life experiences with children as they developed stories in their music.
Twice a year con spirito students bring a concert to Mary Feilding Guild where each group introduces their performance to residents. After the concerts, performers and audience enjoy sharing cake and conversation.
concerts for care homes 2020
During the first lockdown, when we were unable to visit Mary Feilding Guild in person, we launched con spirito concerts for care homes. Students of all ages recorded performances of their favourite pieces at home and we created a series of four virtual concerts. These concerts have been shared and enjoyed by many care home residents and we hope they will continue to bring some cheer during this time of isolation.
We welcome email enquiries from care homes to