Music in Action is currently the only team of music leaders attached to an orchestra to be working exclusively with Young Carers (YCs). A Young Carer is a young person aged between 5 and 25 who has significant caring responsibilities for a parent, sibling or family member.
Since 2009, we have been working closely with Young Carers in Bath & North East Somerset and Wiltshire. We have since worked with Young Carers in Gloucestershire and Bournemouth & Poole, as well as maintaining our strong links with BANES and Wiltshire.
The Young Carers South West performance with Bath Community Gospel Choir in the headline slot at Bath Abbey for the 2015 Bath International Music Festivals Party in the City received a standing ovation from a capacity audience.
Bath Philharmonia is very proud of our long standing relationships with the YC organisations throughout the South West and are planning to extend this work throughout the region so all Young Carers will have this opportunity. In 2016 we are planning projects with YCs in Torbay, Poole, Wiltshire, BANES, Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire.
Through music, and increasingly image as well, we explore issues and experiences that are unique to being a Young Carer. The performances are amazing and the music is honest, heart felt and of extraordinary quality. You can view some of our YC performances on our media page.