Concert and choir to get Rugby in festive spirit this weekend - The Rugby Observer

Concert and choir to get Rugby in festive spirit this weekend

Rugby Editorial 30th Nov, 2018   0

TALENTED young musicians from Rugby School will get the audience in the festive spirit at a concert to raise money for a local charity this weekend.

The school is inviting the public to its annual Winter Concert to help raise funds for Myton Hospice.

Showcasing some of the school’s most gifted musicians, the 90-minute performance will also feature special guests The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Symphonic Brass Band and includes festive items, culminating in a Christmas sing-along.

Director of music Richard Tanner said the event promises to be a highlight of the festive calendar.

He said: “This wonderful winter concert will feature some of our school’s most talented musical groups, from the concert band to the jazz orchestra and choir.

“The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Symphonic Brass Band are some of the best young musicians in the midlands, so we’re expecting an incredibly high quality performance.”

Myton Hospice’s community fundraiser Rachael Stevens said she was thankful and honoured the charity has been chosen as the sole beneficiary of the event.

She said: “All our services are provided free of charge, so we need to raise more than £8.4million every year to continue to support the local community in this way.

“At Myton we know that making someone feel better is not just about medicine – sometimes holding someone’s hand or taking the time to listen to their fears makes the greatest difference.”

The concert takes place in the school’s Temple Speech Room on Sunday (December 2) at 5pm. All profits from the £5 ticket price and sales of mince pies, mulled wine and juice during the interval will go to Myton Hospice.

Visit or call 01788 556207 for tickets.

A CHOIR is preparing to serenade Rugby residents with a seasonal song or two.

The Amici Choir from Coventry Cathedral is holding a concert at St George’s Church in Hillmorton on Saturday (December 1) at 7.30pm.

The event will include music by various composers accompanied by St George’s organist Carole Solway.

Festive treats from spiced cider to stollen cake will be available during the interval.

Tickets are £10 in advance or £12 on the door.

Email [email protected] to book.


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