Cuppa Concerts: At Home

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.

Our next Cuppa Concerts: At Home package will go on sale in January 2021.
If you would like to register your interest, please email Adele on education@cbso.co.uk

At the best of times, there is limited opportunity for care settings and older people’s groups to access high quality, carefully programmed concerts performed by world class musicians, due to their location, financial situation, or the vulnerability of their residents. This is why we’re so excited to launch Cuppa Concerts: At Home – an engaging and affordable musical package, for older people to enjoy from the comfort of their living rooms.

In our Care Settings package, we will provide care settings with a specially programmed concert on DVD for residents to enjoy in communal spaces, plus up to 25 programme booklets, a resource pack for staff to help enrich the experience, and some further listening and viewing recommendations.

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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), to ensure accessibility.  The 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.

Our next Cuppa Concerts: At Home package is called 'English Strings' - a concert performed by our wonderful string quintet, filled with well-loved music by English composers, spanning from the 16th century through to modern favourites.  'English Strings' will be released in February 2021, with bookings opening in January.  If you would like to register your interest, please email Adele on education@cbso.co.uk.


Gift a Care Home

We are excited to offer the option to purchase a Cuppa Concerts: At Home package as a gift for a care setting that's close to your heart.  We'll then take care of the rest, and send the package directly to the home.  

Household Packages

We are also 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.  You can purchase this package for yourself to use at home, or as a gift for a loved one. 


If you would like more information please contact Adele on education@cbso.co.uk or 0121 616 6530.  For terms and conditions, please click here.