LEADING South Yorkshire dementia charity Lost Chord is launching a major new musical talent search.
The charity that provides vital interactive musical experiences for people living with dementia in care homes and day centres both across the region and nationally is looking for new young professional musicians to help maintain and grow its services.
Auditions for the charity’s next generation of musical professionals will be held at at the National Opera Centre in London on April 25.
“Already we have been inundated with applications from musicians wanting to broaden their experience and play with the Lost Chord family,” said the charity’s Chief Executive Helena Muller.
“They are coming from all over the country and really do represent the finest talent of their generation.
“It is going to be a very uplifting day because we have so many fabulous highly trained and qualified musicians taking part, many of whom will be able to make a great contribution to the Lost Chord programme.”
At the same time, though, Lost Chord is always looking for specifically Yorkshire based musicians.
“We know that there are many fantastic young musicians living and working in Yorkshire and we would love to be able to utilise that talent pool,” said Helena.
“Lost Chord has been providing its programme on concerts and events for people living with dementia for more than 20 years now and many of our young musicians have gone on to enjoy brilliant careers in the arts.
“Whether you are an instrumentalist or a vocalist, Lost Chord needs your talents.
“And if you are a successful applicant you will then go on to receive full training from Lost Chord.
“All our musicians agree that seeing the way their music touches the lives of people living with dementia is both greatly uplifting and deeply moving – the rewards are truly enormous.”
To find out more visit lost-chord.org.uk or call Helena Muller on 01709 811161.