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Proms concert with a twist to raise money for Rugby charities

Rugby Editorial 18th Oct, 2021   0

A ‘WORLD-CLASS’ band will lead a Proms-style sing-along with a twist to raise money for charities in Rugby at the end of this month.

The Halloween Proms Concert will feature a performance by the Jaguar Land Rover Band.

The first part of the programme will have a Halloween theme, with the second half billed as a Last Night of the Proms finale.

Half of the proceeds will be donated to the Friends of St Cross charity, with the remainder distributed among local charities supported by the The Rugby Dunsmore Rotary Club.

Mike Folly, President of the Rotary Club of Rugby Dunsmore, said: “The Jaguar Land Rover Band is acknowledged as world-class. This will be a fantastic evening of top class music for all tastes not to be missed.

“There is nothing like the sound of this amazing band to up lift an audience in this wonderful venue.”

Willy Goldschmidt, Chairman of the Friends of St Cross, said: “This will be the fourth Gala Concert we have promoted in partnership with the Rotary Club and we are confident the concert will be another sell out success so would encourage all our supporters to buy their tickets soon in order to avoid being disappointed.

“We expect to raise the roof with a fantastic evening of entertainment and hope to raise a substantial amount for the Friends Sapphire Anniversary Appeal.

“We are grateful to be sponsored by our local later living community, Lime Tree Village, as their sponsorship of the concert has underwritten the costs of arranging the event which means that all the money for the purchase of tickets will go to local charities.”

Lynette Wild, a local member of the Jaguar Land Rover Band, said: “The Band had a great time when we came to Rugby in 2017 and 2019 and are looking forward to raising the roof again later this month.”

The Halloween Proms Concert will be held in Rugby School’s Temple Speech Room on Saturday October 30, starting at 7pm.

Visit for advance tickets, which cost £13.50 and include a reusable recyclable Union Jack flag. Tickets bought on the door cost £15 and flags will be on sale for an additional £1.

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