The Hansel Trio performs at our care home in Hitchin 07/06/20
Our care home in Hitchin was treated to the musical melodies of The Hansel Trio, a classical three-piece group, during a surprise visit on Sunday.
We welcomed local musicians The Hansel Trio to perform on the patio in the summer sunshine, bringing joy and laughter to residents and staff alike at Foxholes.
The group, made up of Sarah Wilson (Violin), Anna Lusty (Viola) and Catriona Bevan (Cello), are well known in the Hitchin, Stevenage, Letchworth, and surrounding Hertfordshire area, and gave up their time for free to perform an array of classical songs for our residents.
They covered the likes of Dame Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again’ and other much-loved tunes, the joys of which left us clapping, dancing and singing along from afar, in accordance with our strict social distancing policies.
Given essential precautions amidst the pandemic, we have had to restrict access for non-essential visitors since the lockdown began, resulting in many of our beloved activities programmes being cancelled – something that served to make the surprise visit even more welcome to all involved.
It was a lovely experience for all of us to welcome The Hansel Trio to Foxholes. It was a beautiful day and the residents were able to enjoy the performance outside on the patio. They had a great time and the fact the group gave up their time for free to bring cheer and joy to our residents is amazing – we can’t thank them enough.
Like all care homes across the UK, it’s been an extremely difficult time so little gestures like this go a long way for all of us, including the staff who also got to enjoy the performance. After such a positive reception, we hope to invite The Hansel Trio back once the lockdown is over so the friends and families of residents can also enjoy their music.
The trio also enjoyed visiting us, posting on their Facebook page: “We loved entertaining the residents of Foxholes on their patio – there was lots dancing and singing along.”
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