Big Lottery

Foyle

Foyle

STOP PRESS

New Harmonie has received a grant through the Sussex Community Foundation from the Marit and Hans Rausing Fund to support its work for people with a dementia at Maidenbower Day Centre in Crawley. Live music will be provided for exercise, singing, dancing, reminiscing, relaxing – using live music as a means of commuting, stimulating, support and fun.

 

EC

STOP PRESS
NEW WIND PLAYERS WANTED.... WITHIN
NEW HARMONIE THERE ARE
SEVERAL SMALL GROUPS ...
OCTETS, SEXTETS, QUINTETS,
QUARTETS,TRIOS.....
WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING
FOR NEW TALENTED
(AT LEAST GRADE 8) PLAYERS
- FLUTE, OBOE, CLARINET,
BASSOON, HORN ..... INFORMAL
REHEARSALS, LARGE LIBRARY
..... MEET ONCE EVERY SIX-EIGHT WEEKS
.......IF INTERESTED PHONE
GEOFFREY RICHARDSON
01403 242429

Performing Rights
New Harmonie
Limited Online Music Licences
(LOML) LE-0006696

Paypal Image

New Harmonie Wind Ensemble relies on donations to fund our activities. Please use the donate button above if you would like to help us continue the work we do.


OTHER DONATIONS
For those without Paypal accounts we can of course still accept donations through more conventional means such as cheques and bank transfers.

Cheques should be made payable to New Harmonie
and posted to our registered address.

Please email us for details


 

St Peter and St James Hospice Chailey

Since 2014  a New Harmonie quintet has been playing for patients in the Well-being  Centre at St Peter and St James Hospice Chailey.  Currently with generous funding from the Peter Baldwin and Lisbet Rausing Fund ( through the Sussex Community Foundation) and the Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust we are running weekly sessions at the Hospice.  Feedback from the patients and staff is extremely positive and one patient said ‘I felt extremely blessed to be here and to listen to your lovely music’ A group of patients asked to have a picture with the players and gave permission for us to use these photographs.

Welcome to our website

We are a small charity ( 1118410) relying entirely upon the generosity of individuals, Foundations and Trusts to support the work we do. A group of over 20 wind players from south east England form decets, octets, quintets, quartets and trios plus a larger group of 12 wind and bass to play classical and modern music from a large library gathered since 1998 when the group was started. In addition quintets and quartets use live music as a care intervention for people with a dementia and those receiving palliative care. We are always looking for funds and if you can help us – please let us know g.a.richardson@btinternet.com

New Harmonie Dementia care

LIVE WIND MUSIC WITHIN AN ACUTE WARD FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA
(Accepted for publication Journal of Applied Arts and Health )
Geoffrey Richardson, Amy Clare, Sally Stapleton, Lawrence Wintergold


ABSTRACT

This project sought to examine the effects of live music as an intervention to improve the well-being of people with dementia who had been admitted to an acute dementia assessment ward following severe psychological and behavioral distress. The literature search revealed little research into the use of a group of musicians, none using a wind quintet ( flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn ) and few studies involving a group of wind musicians and people with dementia experiencing severe distress. Measurements were undertaken using Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) and the Bradford well-being and ill-being profiles. Data collected from individuals with dementia, carers, staff and players, provided evidence to show that as an intervention using live group music the experience had a positive effect upon individuals’ well-being. The number of participants was restricted to twelve – the capacity of the assessment unit – and there was no control group. This pilot study could lead to a larger, controlled research study.