Garden Concerts for the Elderly
Last Sunday's garden concerts demonstrate that the corona pandemic can have positive side effects as well. On an initiative of the municipality of Lyss, the MG Lyss organised a concert tour from retirement home to retirement home. Originally planned in groups of five, the concerts were ultimately held with eleven people due to the lifting of restrictions by the FOPH. The band walked between the five retirement homes and pulled the drum set in a handcart.
The MG Lyss played well-known pop songs, but also jazz tunes as well as a quiet arrangement from 'Les Misérables'. The President, Simon Scheurer, says that the residents had fun: 'An honour-member of the society even hat tears in his eyes'. The staff thought it was a well-received event, too.
The concert tour was the first public event by the MG Lyss after a corona-induced break. Today the band will hold its first regular practice – with strict hygiene rules.