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Developed in response to the pandemic, Connecting Stars provides live and interactive virtual performances for care home residents nationwide. Delivered by some of the UK’s most exciting musicians and dancers, our innovative model provides high-quality performance and well-being support for those most in need.
Connecting Stars was the brainchild of Constella’s Artistic Director, Leo Geyer, who came up with the idea after talking to his own grandmother and playing his bassoon for her via Zoom, to cheer her up during the first weeks of the pandemic.
Constella has been running Connecting Stars since May 2020, and we now deliver concerts to care homes in all four nations of the UK, and have collaborated with over 100 care homes. The project continues to bring high-quality performances to elderly and disabled people, many of whom are still dealing with the ongoing effects of the pandemic and isolated due to health conditions.
At the end of September of 2022, and in line with the Company’s tenth anniversary, we reached the milestone of 1,500 Connecting Stars performances. To celebrate this achievement, we hosted a special concert with Community Integrated Care, a UK health and social care charity. The event had a Summer Love theme and featured a diverse programme of opera and musicals performed by soprano Caroline Kennedy and mezzo-soprano Rachel Maby.
Due to generous public funding, we have been able to continue the programme into 2023. We recently delivered our 1500th performance and were awarded "Most Innovative Performing Arts Organisation" in the Acquisition International Non-Profit Awards.
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If you would like to arrange a performance for your care home or for your loved ones, please get in touch.
All performances are available for care homes members, thanks to generous public donations and funding from Arts Council England.
We've created resource pages for Care Homes and Artists, which include free arts activities, technical tips, and advice about delivering or watching virtual performances.