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Concerts digitized for long-term care facilities

Friday, April 17, 2020

Concerts in Care Ontario is working with its network of professional musicians to record a digital series of live concert videos and audio tracks for long-term care facilities across the province.

In 2020, more than 250 musicians were scheduled to perform 400 live concerts in 72 facilities to 20,000 seniors in Ottawa, Pembroke, Toronto, London, Sudbury, and Windsor. Due to COVID-19, some of those performances will be able to be seen and heard digitally, helping isolated viewers feel more connected to their communities.

According to Concerts in Care Ontario, research shows that music engages powerful emotions, which can activate memory and improve mood for seniors in care who may be isolated and withdrawn.

Programs range from classical, jazz to American songbook and culturally specific genres.

For more information, contact Debra Chandler at 416-571-6170 or


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