All of our musicians are talented professionals who have been chosen for their high standard of musicianship and excellent ability to communicate with their audience. They create a warm and relaxed atmosphere through their sensitive and flexible approach to each performance.

We are fortunate to work with a wide variety of artists, many of whom have worked with us for a number of years. Read below about some of their experiences. We also do a monthly Musician Spotlight, which profiles one of our artists or groups to find out how they came to work with us and what their highlights have been.

  • Laura Stephenson

    “I’ve been fortunate enough to perform for MiHC for over 30 years. During my time with the charity I have seen the concerts adapt from mainly classical repertoire to include more diverse audiences, with talented artists performing music from all sorts of genres. The one thing that I love and continue to admire is the connection made with the audience. I love the intimacy and interaction our music creates.

    In addition to performing regular concerts for MiHC, I am Managing Director of A cappella group ‘The Treblemakers’. We often fundraise for MiHC with busking, concerts and carolling in Trafalgar Square.”

  • John Davidson

    “I started working with MiHC about 10 years ago. I really value the work that the charity does and I regularly hear from staff in the care sector about how much they value the quality of musicianship and attitude of MiHC musicians. The charity works with its musicians to ensure that it continues to deliver invaluable music sessions and I love the way that it is constantly looking for different ways to deliver benefits to people through music.

    There have been many highlights, mainly seeing the effect that music can have on a person in a care home or patient in hospital. I recall seeing the daughter of an elderly gentleman (who had dementia) moved to tears of joy when her father sang along with me. He had not communicated verbally in months.”

  • Margaret Ferguson

    “I have been performing with MiHC since 1998. It’s wonderful to belong to a charity which reaches out to the seldom reached. Many won’t have the ability to go to concerts and it’s wonderful we can interrupt peoples’ hurts and pain with music. Also, to spend time talking to them and listening to their many different stories.

    The first special moment I experienced was a stroke patient who hadn’t spoken for seven years. I sang ‘Let me call you sweetheart”; it turned out to be the song his mother sang to him when he was young and he sang along with me. His wife, family members and the staff were in tears.”

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