STAR of the stage Samantha Holden performed classic songs and sang out special requests for music lovers at a Stockton-on-Tees care home.
Ingleby Care Home residents, relatives and staff were treated to a wide-ranging repertoire of 30s, 40s and 50s songs.
Samantha has enjoyed a variety of roles on the stage and was nominated for a National Operatic and Drama Award (NODA) for her performance as Maria in The Sound of Music.
She is a lead soprano for the Tees Valley Gilbert and Sullivan Society as well as performing as the guest female soloist for Billingham Synthonia Male Voice Choir.
She said: “Music is the key to reminiscence; it can unlock long forgotten memories as it transports people back to another place or time. This makes it a great activity for residents, as well as being something that they really enjoy.”
Carol Singleton, manager at Ingleby Care Home, on Lamb Lane, said: “The residents really enjoyed the performance. Many of the songs they remember from their past and they have a revitalising effect on them. Many thanks to Samantha – we hope to see her again soon.”