Over 50 members of Jewish Care’s Connect@ group in Southgate were treated to an annual concert by the local Wolfson Hillel Primary School orchestra. Connect@ is a weekly group run by Jewish Care with the support of volunteers for active, independent older people. Connect@ Southgate activities include T’ai Chi, art classes, play readings, current affairs discussions, Jewish history and art appreciation.
The 15 piece school orchestra played the theme tune from Titanic together and then performed solos including Under the Sea on flute, Hatikvah on the guitar and Hadar Ben-Zvi sang Riptide with her acoustic guitar. After their performance, the children showed members their musical instruments and talked about the concert.
Regular member at the weekly group, Minnie Allsuch said, “We really enjoy these concerts. The children from Wolfson Hillel Orchestra come to see us every year and we look forward to seeing them. It’s not so easy to perform and they are very good.”
Jewish Care’s Outreach Day Service Manager, Naomi Shanaan, said, “It was a great visit and it’s always great to see these intergenerational visits and watch the younger generation interacting with our members. They really enjoy the music and the vivacity of the children and it’s what Connect@ is all about.”