Archive for the ‘Concerts’ Category

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

An Evening for BAPAM

7pm – 4th October 2013

49 Queens Gate Terrace, London SW7

An invitation to join us in a beautiful setting for an evening in support of BAPAM

The evening will include:

Wine and a buffet supper

Performances by Phil Scriven (piano), Jessie Grimes (clarinet) and Sarah Joyce (cello).

A presentation by Aaron Williamon, Professor of Performance Science at the Royal College of Music, on his fascinating work.

If you would like to attend please phone us (020 7404 5888) or email as soon as you can. Places are limited to just under 100. We ask that you contribute £60 per head, of which £25 will cover costs – with the balance being a donation to our charity (with the option of Gift Aiding this element).

For over a quarter of a century BAPAM has been helping performers overcome health problems and injuries, and maintain long and healthy careers in a physically and psychologically demanding industry, where most earn low incomes.

Across the UK, our network of volunteer clinicians provide speedy, expert medical advice. We are an invaluable information resource for performers and medical practitioners. We hold training events for health professionals, run a postgraduate diploma in Performing Arts Medicine with University College London, and advocate for healthy practice and injury prevention within education and performing arts institutions.

BAPAM receives no public funding. All our income is generously donated – by the Musicians Benevolent Fund, the performing rights body PPL, Musicians’ Union, Equity and the Incorporated Society of Musicians. Critically, we also depend on the generous support of individuals.

Sarah Joyce plays JS Bach, Sarabande

Jacqueline du Pré Concert – 5 March

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

A special evening in aid of the Musicians Benevolent Fund at Wigmore Hall

The Jacqueline du Pré concerts are held annually to perpetuate the memory of Jacqueline du Pré, one of the greatest cellists of her generation, who died of multiple sclerosis at the age of 42. Since 1996 these concerts have raised money for different musical and medical charities. This year the concert is held in aid of the Musicians Benevolent Fund.

The funds raised will be dedicated to the Fund’s Jacqueline du Pré Special Fund which supports musicians with a serious disability. The Fund currently helps more than thirty musicians with MS, other degenerative diseases or spinal cord injuries.

Book tickets here

Event: Concert by Cellist who Overcame Shoulder Injury

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Cellist, Corinne Morris, who struggled with a debilitating shoulder injury for over 5 years, will be recording a CD of Britten and Poulenc works with the highly regarded BBC radio editor and producer Jeremy Hayes. This recording is being made possible by donations from fans and institutions and Corinne is presenting a fund-raising concert this coming Sunday 10 February in a beautiful house in Barnes. The concert/presentation of the project will be at 3pm and refreshments will be served after the event.

If you’d like to attend please email:



York Guitar Festival Concert

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

One of the world’s leading exponents of the guitar, Gary Ryan, is performing at the York Guitar Festival and we’re delighted to announce that there will be a charity collection at the concert in aid of Jessie’s Fund and BAPAM.

A unique opportunity to hear this internationally renowned performer, the recital takes place at Queen Margaret’s School, Escrick, on Friday 29th June 2012 at 7.30pm in the School Chapel.

Tickets for the concert are FREE but must be reserved by contacting Mrs Lynsey Griggs on 01904 728 261 or by email:

More Information about the concert and the York Guitar Festival here.

A huge thank you to the organisers of the concert!

BAPAM Newsletter April 2012

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Our April 2012 Newsletter is now available to download in pdf format here:

BAPAM Newsletter April 2012


Summer Concert in aid of Japanese Earthquake Disaster

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Dr Jenny Lisle has let us know about this concert she’s organised in aid of the Japanese earthquake disaster.

Taking place at 5pm on Sunday 14th August at Farrington Hall, Port Regis School, Motcombe Park, Shaftesbury, SP7 9QA

Starring: Toby Tramaseur, Midori Sugiyama & Aleksander Szram 

Both violinsts were in Japan at the time the earthquake struck – on tour with the BBC Philharmonic. Midori is Co-Leader of the Orchestra.

Programme includes Japanese music and works by Sarasate, Chopin & Mozart

Tickets £15, including glass of wine or soft drink during the interval

All proceeds for PEACE WINDS JAPAN to help people directly affected by the  Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

To book tickets please email:

If unable to come to the concert donations would be greatly appreciated.

Ticket holders are welcome to picnic in the beautiful grounds of Motcombe Park before the performance – bring own rugs and food.




BAPAM Birmingham Training Day May 14th

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Midlands Medicine, Music and Movement

UPDATE: The finalised programme for the day is now online. Click here to view/download it.

Liz Johnson would like some practitioners to bring in their instruments for her afternoon Soundbeam session, so if you play an instrument and it’s easy to carry, please do join in!

That BVSC venue that is hosting the day will direct everyone to our room on the day and please simply ask for BAPAM at reception.

To book your place at the next BAPAM Performing Arts Medicine Training Day please return this response form to Sanchita Farruque at the BAPAM office. The price is just £65 (£45 for students). BAPAM training days may be used as part of your CPD portfolio.

BAPAM’s Birmingham Training Day on Saturday 14th May runs from 9.30am to 5pm and will have three core strands:

  • The Conservatoire – focusing on student problems and training, rehab after injury etc
  • The CBSO – focusing on the orchestral musician
  • The Birmingham Royal Ballet- focusing on dance issues

Programme and speakers are being finalised by the Birmingham BAPAM team, made up of Dr Jonathan White and Karen O’Connor. We’ll be covering subjects like:

  • Performance Coaching, the Bach to Sport project at the Birmingham Conservatoire, and other student/tutor related issues
  • Nutrition & Fitness and the Female Athlete Triad
  • Case presentations of some unusual problems e.g. trumpet player with rare embouchure problem, amateur wind player with a Handelian condition, and a pop musician with a neurological event

The Training Day will take place at BVSC, The Centre for Voluntary Action in the Digbeth area of Birmingham.

More detailed information here: Birmingham Bites! Midlands Medicine, Music and Movement and check back for the full programme soon.

There is a CBSO Concert on Saturday night at Symphony Hall starting at 7pm (finishing around 9pm). Karen has negotiated a block of excellent seats in the Upper Circle of Symphony Hall for £14.50 each. But we need to know straight away if you want to book a ticket! Just give Sanchita a call on 020 7404 5888.


Andrew Litton  conductor Simon Trpceski piano

Prokofiev: War and Peace – Overture    6′
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2   32′
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10          46′

Grade-One-A-Thon Update!

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Grade One Success. Passed with MERIT!


Congratulations to flute virtuoso (Grade 1) and physiotherapist, Sarah Upjohn, and the 146 more Cambridge musicians who have so far raised over £46 000 for the Spinal Injuries Association. Still collecting……..

Follow the link for a right tuneless laugh courtesy of the Grade-One-A-Thon Orchestra and BBC Look East:

It’s not too late to make a donation here:

Raising Money for the Spinal Injuries Association – Sarah Upjohn

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Sarah Upjohn is raising money for the Spinal Injuries Association. She is one of 147 Cambridge musicians who started learning a completely new instrument on Jan 3rd. She explains:

On January 3rd I am taking up the flute, and on Feb 27th (eight short weeks later) I am sitting the Grade 1 exam. This ‘grade-one-a-thon’ is being organised by musicians around Cambridge, and we are raising money for the Spinal Injuries Association…….a cause close to our hearts, and in the front of our minds, as one of our local french horn players sustained a spinal cord injury earlier this year while doing a spot of DIY.

Sarah is the physiotherapist at the Purcell School, and she is also on the BAPAM directory, treating performing artists in the Cambridge area.

On February 27th the combined talents of the 147 musicians will be unleashed on an unprepared public in a Grade 1 orchestra concert: ‘Clueless in Concert’.

Donations to support this great cause can be made here:

Sanchita’s Album Launch Photos

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Thanks to photographer, Sebastien Dehesdin for these shots from Sanchita Farruque’s ‘Life Drawings’ album launch party. Sanchita combines her singing career with being BAPAM’s Heath Promotion Officer, holding talks and workshops at colleges, venues, festivals and health-care training providers.

Sanchita Farruque singing at Cargo, London, 21 July 2010 - Band

Sanchita Farruque singing at Cargo, London, 21 July 2010 - Portrait2

Sanchita Farruque singing at Cargo, London, 21 July 2010 - Portrait1