© 2013 Trinity United Reformed Church - Milton Grove, Wigan, WN1 2PG
Welcome to Wigan Music Society - 78th Season 2018/19
About the Society
Wigan Music Society exists to present concerts of live music by both mature and young artists, enabling audiences to enjoy professionally performed recitals, both vocal and instrumental, in a friendly atmosphere.
Wigan Music Society was founded in 1941 so 2016 marked its 75th anniversary and 76th season .
Wigan Music Society
President: Dr Hugh Mather, MD, FRCP, FRCO, ARCM.
Treasurer: Mr Roger J Rimmer
Secretary: Mrs. P. Bannister - Tel. 01942 244304
Contact: Mr Roger J Rimmer - Tel. 01257 427021
Loneliness and Social Isolation There are currently more than 10 million people over 65, and this number is predicted to double by 2050. A study of loneliness in older Britons published in 2012 found that more than a fifth felt lonely all the time, and a quarter became more lonely over five years.
For older people, there is evidence to suggest that the risk of Alzheimer’s disease more than doubles for those experiencing loneliness (Wilson et al, 2007), although more research is needed in this area. Research has also shown that older people who are lonely are more likely to visit their GP and use more medication (Cohen, 2006), and more likely to enter residential care earlier (Russell et al, 1997).
Loneliness can be twice as unhealthy as obesity, according to researchers who found that feelings of isolation can have a devastating impact on older people. Compared with the average person in the study, those who reported being lonely had a 14% greater risk of dying.
Music has more universal appeal than any other art form or group activity, and will therefore be able to draw people together better than other activities. 79% of adults listen to recorded music regularly, and 29.7% of adults attend live music events. It is the most popular artistic activity across all ranges, including 65-75 year olds, and those over 75.
Arts Council England, ‘Taking Part’ survey 2012
Our next concert of the season will feature :
BJÖRNSDóTTIR ~ Soprano, ANDREW WILSON ~ Clarinet, MARTYN PARKES ~ Piano
on Saturday 30th March 2019 at 7.30pm at Trinity United Reformed Church.
The programme will include works by:
Come along and enjoy the evening. The benefits of listening to Live Music have been highlighted in the Arts Council England, ‘Taking Part’ survey 2012 read the article below:
All were welcomed and it should be a most memorable concert.
Tickets at the door: Members £, Visitors £ and Students £
See also Facebook Page @WiganMusicSociety
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