“Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.” – Elton John
Lions Gate Hospital’s updated atrium has become a well-used gathering place for patients and clients, family members, visitors and staff members.
The Lions Gate Hospital (LGH) Foundation is launching “Music in the Atrium”, a monthly performance by music therapists, to bring the uplifting and healing power of music to the space, and create a calming and relaxing environment for people using the atrium.
The first performance took place on January 23 and featured Johann McBee playing the handpan. A handpan or “hang” is a convex steel drum played with the hands and tuned with multiple notes. It has the capacity to create many layers of sound and ethereal effects. The handpan was invented in Switzerland in 2001.
You can check out a short video of Johann’s performance on the Foundation’s Facebook page.
The Foundation will share details on future performances on its social media feeds.