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BBC NOW and Age Cymru Launch ‘From Home To Homes’

Find out more about our ‘From Home to Homes’ concert series, which is launching today in partnership with Age Cymru.

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Have you got a relative in a care home, or family member who can’t leave their house during lockdown, who loves music? BBC NOW in partnership with Age Cymru are launching a new series of live, digital concerts called ‘From Home to Homes’ featuring our musicians playing from their home to yours! Featuring well known and much-loved orchestral music that everyone will enjoy, these joyful concerts are a chance to connect with our orchestra players and listen to live performances that will lift the spirits.

When are the concerts?

We will be running live ‘Home to Homes’ concerts on Tuesdays at 11:00am every two weeks from Tuesday 16th June until Tuesday 11th August. Each concert will last approximately 30 minutes.

How do I sign up?

To sign up for a concert, please complete the online form for each concert using this link:

Sign up: https://bit.ly/3dRwAik

Or email us: now@bbc.co.uk

Or if you are unable to complete the form yourself, please call 07714 637979 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-4pm when a member of BBC NOW staff can assist you.

What next?

We will give you all the details for joining the concert (Webinar ID and password) via email or over the phone.

How do I listen to or watch the concert?

BBC NOW members will perform live through Zoom, a digital conferencing software that is available for free. There are many ways to listen and watch the concerts including on laptops and smartphones. Just make sure you have downloaded the Zoom app from your app store before entering the password provided by BBC NOW after signing up. If you do not feel comfortable using a computer, you can book over the phone. You will be provided with a phone number and instructions of how to listen to the concert over the phone.

Will I be able to interact with the musicians?

You will be able to hear the musicians on all devices, and see them on smartphones, tablets, computers and laptops. However, the musicians will not be able to see or hear you. We still encourage you to sing, clap and dance along to the music, and share your appreciation through applause. You can also share your thoughts after the concert on social media, by email, or by completing our feedback survey – see below for details.

How can I share that I have listened to or watched your concerts?

We would love to hear from you if you have listened to or watched our concerts. If you use social media, you can tag us on

Twitter: @BBCNOW

Facebook: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Instagram: @_bbcnow.

Remember to use the hashtag #BBCNOWHometoHomes too! You can also let us know your thoughts by email: now@bbc.co.uk.

We will also be sending out a link to a feedback questionnaire after each concert – look out for these in your emails. We want to make sure that what we are providing is the best it can be, and we really value your feedback.

Find out more about Music and Dementia at the BBC

http://bbc.co.uk/musicanddementia