Due to the generosity of Herefordshire businesses and the wonderful organisation skills of Caroline Mifflin and Maddie Roberts (not to mention the Cantabile parents and helpers too of course) everyone enjoyed a fantastic evening of fundraising for the Nepal Earthquake Disaster Ghachok fund, including the Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire Lady Darnley.
Following a pre-concert meal courtesy of Pizza Express, Hereford Cathedral School’s Cantabile girls choir performed a wide repertoire of songs which included Gilbert and Sullivan classics, and a preview of their Llangollen Eisteddfod 2015 songs. The audience at the Left Bank in Hereford gave them a standing ovation at the end of the evening and hopefully the final total raised will be worth a standing ovation for everyone who was involved.
Cantabile and Lawrence relax ahead of the Nepal Earthquake Fundraiser at the Left Bank in Hereford, photo courtesy of Jo Williamson
Cantabile are hoping that they can use their recent success on Songs of Praise to attract support for a concert organised for the 3rd July 2015 at 7 pm by the Hereford Cathedral School’s PTA, at the Left Bank in Hereford.
The tickets are only £15 and include canapés and a glass of Prosecco and can be purchased from the HCS Music School on Castle Street or from Peter Prosser Hairdressing on Church Street, both in Hereford.
There will also be a Silent Auction and draw on the night.
If you can’t make it to the concert then it’s still possible to help by making a donation.
The event organisers are: Caroline Mifflin: 07918 172504 or Maddy Roberts: 07855 943901.
2015 looks set to be an exciting year for the choir.
Fantastically they have reached the semi-final of the BBC Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year for the third year in a row.
For some of the girls this will be their fourth appearance on the show; for others their first but they will all be very thankful for the time and encouragement given by Mrs Williamson, Mr Lane and Mrs Cuthbert to help them achieve this.
The semi-final and finals for the Junior and Senior Choirs will be filmed in Nottingham in March this year and details for free tickets will be published on the BBC website in due course.
In 2015 they would love to replicate their 2014 feat in helping to raise thousands of pounds for local charities at their Concerts at Christchurch in Malvern for ARCOS SMILE and the Military Charities Concert (ABF, TRBLand SSAFA) at Hereford Cathedral with the The British Police Symphony Orchestra. A huge thank you to everyone who helped to make these events such a success.
They are looking forward to sharing the discovery of unfamiliar as well as familiar favourites with their audiences this year. Christmas showed exactly how hard existing and new members have been working to consolidate and extend their already significant repertoire so their audiences will be in for a treat.
Dates to put in your diary for 2015 so far include:
For Cantabile supporters old and new October promises to be a delicious treat.
Beautiful St Deinst Church in Llangarron is hosting a concert 6:30 for 7pm on the 10th October 2014 (yes, this Friday). Those braving the predicted squally weather will be treated to performances from Cantabile and the HCS Senior Wind Quintet. Tickets must be bought in advance from either the HCS Music School in Hereford or contact Rachel Hitchen 01989 770590 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cantabile’s Autumn singing engagements culminate with Hereford’s own answer to the ‘Proms’ on the 18th October. The Military Charities ‘Proms’ starts at 7:30pm with Cantabile and the fabulous British Police Symphony Orchestra promising to make it a memorable evening for all involved. Tickets can be bought at the Cathedral Shop and also the Outback in Church Street.
Cantabile are delighted to be taking part in the Military Charities Concert on the 18th October 2014 at Hereford Cathedral. The concert is part of a programme of events nationally commemorating the centenary of the First World War. It will feature the British Police Symphony Orchestra conducted by Richard Jenkinson.
In Herefordshire, the Lord-Lieutenant has set up The First World War Commemoration Committee (FWCC) to think about what could be done locally and devise an outline programme of events.
For further information about Herefordshire’s First World War Centenary commemorations contact the FWCC at:
SMILE (Sensation Movement Interaction in Life Experiences) is based at the ARCOS Therapy Centre in Malvern. It is a stay and play facility that encourages parents to play and learn alongside their children with the help and support of fully trained experienced staff. This approach to sensory, family learning helps to create a supportive atmosphere for all the family to enjoy.
Tickets £12 to include a glass of something,
Under 16s free.
Come and help them raise as much as possible for this fantastic project.
For those unable to attend the concert last Monday at St John’s I’ve attached some samples which mobile technology failed to distort beyond recognition. Apologies that these don’t reflect the breadth of talented contributions that we all enjoyed. If more surface will add them in.