YODAs perform at the iconic Old Vic for the second year running

Our Young Onset Dementia Activists (YODAs) joined children from Drumbeat School in to perform a medley of Christmas songs as part of the theatre’s 12 Choirs of Christmas on Tuesday 12 December.

Young Onset Dementia Activists at the Old Vic
Young Onset Dementia Activists at the Old Vic

The multi-generational choir sang a host of much-loved classics in the foyer of the iconic theatre as part of a 12 Choirs of Christmas intergenerational choir series. The annual series supports mental health and wellbeing by partnering community groups for people aged 50+ with primary schools across London. Each choir is supported by a musical director and have two rehearsals before they perform their live Christmas concert in the festive surroundings of The Old Vic foyer.

The Old Vic

Bromley Dementia services manager Saira Addison said: “It was so heart-warming to watch our YODAs and the primary school children singing joyous songs together.

“I would like to thank everyone involved at the Old Vic, the children and staff of Drumbeat school, our MindCare volunteers, our wonderful YODAs for the part they played in creating an event which embodied the true spirit of Christmas.”


Find out more about the Young Onset Dementia Activists group.