AN EXTRAVAGANZA of singing and dancing took place at a Widnes care home to mark BBC Music Day.
Halton View Care Home, on Sadler Street, hosted nursery children, a dance school, two choirs, community singers and a karaoke to mark the occasion.
The Mayor of Halton Cllr Margaret Horabin joined the event to watch the performance of The Knights Community Singers, who sang “Country Roads, “By the Rivers of Babylon”, “Sweet Caroline” and “Penny Arcade”, among others.
Earlier in day, Little Planet Nursery children, aged from eight months to two years, sang and danced to “Baby Shark”, with elderly residents joining in with musical instruments.
The Runcorn Community Choir and Mersey Wave Choir came together to perform “Love Changes Everything”, “Hallelujah” and “You Raise Me Up”.
The latter part of the day saw residents and visitors singing along to Neil Diamond, Elvis and Frank Sinatra during a karakoke session.
Finally, the Ceri Ellen Dance School attended with 30 children aged seven to nine years old, who performed a number of routines to hits from musicals Oliver and Grease.
Clare Richards, home manager at Halton View Care Home, said: “We can’t thank everyone enough for making our BBC Music Day event such a success.
“The community really came together to make it such a special occasion. Our residents absolutely loved every minute of it.”
BBC Music Day saw the launch of the BBC Music Memories website and its Memory Radio function. Designed specifically for people living with dementia, the site aims to stimulate memory through music by helping people reconnect with music from their past using the extensive BBC archives. Visit www.musicmemories.bbcrewind.co.uk/ to learn more.