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.