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Fundraising Concert: A Review

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Yifan Wong

"Music for all ages" a concert presented by Freda Dorrell as the most recent of her fundraising events in aid of her two chosen charities, Bloodwise and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, was a great success. As compere Tim Armitt said, "Music for all ages; by all ages!"

The entertainment started with Sheilagh Armitt and accompanist Chris Beattie performing five elegant and beautiful songs from 20th century composers. With the support of Chris's sympathetic piano, Sheilagh's lovely soprano voice filled the church with the delicate music.

The Galliard Band, a local recorder ensemble lead by Alan Hamilton, showed what a remarkable instrument with glorious tone the recorder can be. They gave a programme of music which crossed the ages and continents with arrangements of traditional songs, classical works and modern day favourites. In the second half they were joined by Sheilagh Armitt for several numbers, finishing their set with a show stopping performance of "When a nightingale sang in Berkeley Square".

Yifan Wong made his second appearance at one of Freda's concerts, his Harp playing is incredible and the audience enjoyed two pieces from his wide repertoire. Cian Burton brought a wholly different sound to the show, playing drums to two modern songs, a talented young performer who played with confidence and finesse.

The evening raised £795 for the two charities and Freda would like to thank all those who took part in the concert, and the audience who filled the church on the evening.

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