Flaute Felice to play Dementia Friendly Tea Concert at St Chad’s Church on May 25

St Chad’s Church, York

FLUTE ensemble Flaute Felice return to St Chad’s Church, Campleshon Road, York, for May 25’s Dementia Friendly Tea Concert.

“You may remember the varied and enjoyable concert that they gave last year, so we are very much looking forward to hearing from them again,” says co-organiser Alison Gammon.

“As usual, there will be about 45 minutes of music, followed by tea, coffee and homemade cakes in the church hall.”

The church has a small car park and on-street parking is available along Campleshon Road. “But it can get busy, so do allow plenty of time,” advises Alison. “If you are more mobile, it would really help if you could park on the street to allow for disabled parking in the car park. “Wheelchair access is via the church hall.”

The dementia-friendly event has a relaxed format. “It is ideal for people who may not feel comfortable at a formal classical concert, so we don’t mind if the audience wants to talk or move about,” says Alison.

“Seating is unreserved and there is no charge, although donations are welcome. We give the hire cost to the church and the rest goes to Alzheimer’s charities.”

Musicians are booked for all of 2023’s programme of monthly 2.30pm concerts, held on Thursdays. June 15 features Myrna Michell and David Hammond, piano duet and soprano; July 20, Phillip Sangwine, organ; August 17, Alison and Robert Gammon, clarinet and piano; September 21, Billy Marshall and Robert Gammon, French horn and piano; October 19, Julia Elliott and Peter Harrison, poetry reading and flute; November 16, Giocoso Wind Ensemble, and December 7, Ripon Resound Choir (Christmas concert).