Choral Christmas Delight in Care Home Competition


A care home group has today brought resident choirs together from 5 of it’s midlands-based care homes to perform in a singing competition.


Residents from Adept Care Home’s Moat House in Burbage, Kiwi House in Derby, Chetwynd House in Chilwell, Douglas Court in Derby and the Old Vicarage in Chesterfield performed to a packed audience of relatives and loved ones at St Catherine’s Church, Burbage.


93 year old, Phyllis Wormleighton, a resident at Moat House praised the idea: “This was such a good activity and so lovely to do things with other homes and meet new people.”


Each choir performed two of their favourite songs including a Christmas classic and together they all gave a rousing performance of ‘We Wish you a Merry Christmas’. Whilst also fun, the choirs were judged by an experienced panel with four members and the leader of St Catherine’s church choir. The resident choirs were treated to a fish & chip lunch before the awards were presented. Awards on the day included: Best creative choir and best overall choir.


“It was fantastic! I love singing and I sang my heart out,” said Brian Bissett, resident at Chetwynd House. “I had a lovely day. It was nice helping each other. The fish & chips were hot and lovely, the whole team worked so hard and it paid off,” added Marie Hopkins, resident at Kiwi House. “It was a lovely day out and I really enjoyed it, you need to get out and mix with other people,” said Madge Kemm from Douglas Court.


Adept Care Homes Managing Director, Dave Lock said: “Singing is a much-loved past time for our residents and we have all enjoyed months of practice along with today’s final performances. The church has been a great setting and with performances of Jingle Bells and Winter Wonderland, we’re definitely feeling festive! A huge congratulations to everyone involved in delivering something truly special for our residents.”



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