Bupa Premier Court: Car park concert entertains residents of Bishop's Stortford care home
A Bishop's Stortford care home hosted a concert for its residents – in the car park.
Staff at Bupa-owned Premier Court treated the elderly men and women and their families to a socially distanced performance by the Bel Canto Sopranos of ballads from the past as well as covers of recent songs. The event was suggested by activity co-ordinator Jane Holly.
Manager Andrew Stoner said: "We've recently been hosting virtual concerts for our residents, but now we're allowed to host and enjoy entertainment again we decided to set up the car park concert – all in line with Government guidelines, of course, to ensure the safety of all who attended.
"Our residents love music, and the Bel Canto Sopranos covered a mixture of older classics with a few more recent hits from all genres, which allowed everyone to join in the fun and sing along.
"We wanted to create a concert to allow residents and their families to celebrate the road out of lockdown, and we're pleased that we were able to facilitate such a grand occasion."
Resident Jimmy Myhill, who celebrated his 96th birthday on Sunday (June 5), said: "What a stroke of luck to have the concert fall on the same day as my birthday.
"It was a brilliant event for all involved and I'm so pleased I was able to share it with my family and friends at the home. The staff at Premier Court pulled out all the stops to make this an event for all the residents and their families to remember."