Choir fund set to help musical refugees - The Evesham Observer

Choir fund set to help musical refugees

Evesham Editorial 30th Sep, 2022   0

CHOIR members in Pershore have taken the wraps off a new fund to help young Ukrainian and other refugees needing musical instruments and help with musical tuition.

Pershore Town Choir will formally launch the appeal at their concert tomorrow (Saturday) at Elmley Castle Church from 7.30pm. This will be a joint concert with the Tapestry Chamber Choir.

Organiser of the fund Tony Mealings, said: “The matter of Ukrainian and other refugee children staying in our area needing instruments and help with music tuition first came to my notice in social media from the Riverside Youth Centre in Pershore.

“As we’re a choir, help with musical instruments and tuition was a no-brainer. The concert is an ideal launch pad for the fund, so we hope to have a good audience – and one that is in a generous mood!”

The concert under the batons of David Barclay from Pershore Town Choir and Tapestry’s Sandra Burne will include classical and modern pieces, including hits ‘Bring Him Home’ from Les Miserables and Bach’s “Jesu Joy of man’s desiring” that both groups hope will appeal to all tastes.

“The intention is to establish a fund which can be offered to local schools’ in the Evesham and Pershore areas to support children and young people who need help obtaining musical instruments and tuition,” Mr Mealings added.

“This would be for all refugee children, irrespective of country of origin.

The fund will be held and run by Pershore Town Choir.

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