The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra are excited to launch Cuppa Concerts: At Home – a series of filmed concerts, specially designed for older people and care settings, to enjoy from home anywhere in the UK.
Following the success of our 'Christmas Brass' package, we are excited to announce the release of our new Cuppa Concerts: At Home package, called 'English Strings'. This is a fantastic programme of music by English composers, ranging from traditional folk tunes through to classic pop songs, and English classical repertoire through to music from TV and film. Curated, performed, and presented by a string quintet of CBSO musicians, there really is something for everyone in this programme.
We offer a range of package types, so take a look below to find the concert pack that suits you.
Care Setting Packages
In our Care Settings DVD package, we provide care settings with a specially programmed concert on DVD for residents to enjoy in communal spaces, plus 15 programme booklets, an activities and resource pack for staff to help enrich the experience, and some further listening and viewing recommendations. We will also provide digital access to all these resources - as well as an audio described programme for those with visual impairments - so that residents can watch the concert in their room, on a tablet or laptop, and on demand.
We understand that affordability is one of the largest barriers to enabling care settings to host live performance by professional musicians, and this is why we’ve made sure that the cost of each Care Setting package is kept low at just £40 (including P&P). We also now offer 2-month online-only access for £24. All online resources will be available for 2 months after release with no limit on how many times you can watch the concert, and the DVD packages are yours to keep and reuse whenever you like.
To order a Care Setting Package, please click here. We will begin shipping 'English Strings' DVD packages from 19th February, with online resources available to access between the 15th February and 16th April.
We are delighted to offer this fantastic programme to people being cared for at home, with our Household package. For just £12.50 (inc. P&P), we will provide a DVD, a programme booklet, and some further listening activities, as well as online access to these resources, including the audio-described programme. For £6.00, you can also purchase this pack as online-access only, available for 2 months.
To purchase a pack for yourself, please click here. We will begin shipping 'English Strings' DVD packages from 19th February, with online resources available to access between the 15th February and 16th April.
Gift a Care Home or Loved One
We are excited to offer the option to purchase Cuppa Concerts: At Home DVD packages as gifts for care settings that are close to your heart, or a loved one at home. Gifts are available as DVD packages only, at a rate of £40 for Care Setting packages, and £12.50 for Household packages. We can include a gift message, and can ship the gift directly to the recipient if you wish.
If you'd like to order a gift, please click here. Please note that we will begin shipping DVD packages from the 19th February, and we cannot offer online-only packages as gifts at this time.