Serenading in gardens of NHS hospitals – Orchestra of St John's | Taking classical music out into the community

Serenading in gardens of NHS hospitals

“We’ve been so lucky to have such talented people come to play for us – one man said he felt like he had been to the Albert Hall!” Wonderful feedback from matron Helen, to Serenading, our series of solo performances throughout Wednesdays in July where OSJ musicians played in the gardens of Oxford’s Littlemore and Warneford hospitals, to support the wellbeing of patients and staff.

Here’s Steph West providing some soothing sounds on her harp. Other players included Jake Rea (violin), Lauren Spiceley (folk violin), and Rachel Byrt (viola).

Serenading will return with more performances in the autumn. It is organised in partnership with Oxfordshire Mental Health Trust and is one of our projects working with communities during the Covid-19 lockdown, supported by Arts Council England.

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