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Concert will raise charity funds
8:00pm Monday 30th September 2013 in News
BUDDING musicians will have the chance to showcase their talents in front of 500 people at a packed out theatre next month as two of Swindon’s Rotary clubs combine to raise money for charity.
The Rotarians are attempting to match the £4,000 they raised at least year’s event, and donate the takings to Prospect Hospice and Swindon Young Musicians.
Bob Barrett, organising committee chairman at the Old Town club, hopes to bring sponsors on-board to cover the costs of the event and then use ticket sales solely as profit to be donated to the charities.
As is the custom with the Last Night of the Proms, the songs will be dedicated classics such as Land of Hope and Glory, and Jerusalem, which will be performed by The Waterloo Band and The Bugles of Rifles.
Members of Swindon Young Musicians will kick-off the night with familiar songs from the silver screen such as Les Miserables and the theme music to James Bond blockbuster Skyfall.
Bob said: “We are immensely proud of the event. Not only because it raises money for two worthwhile charities, but also because it allows the young musicians of Swindon to play to an audience who appreciate their skills in playing classical music.
“It’s a great fundraiser that also highlights the talents of Swindon Young Musicians and the orchestra in our town. It’s true pomp and circumstance.
“We hope to raise about £4,000 profit if we possibly. We are just trying to fill the Wyvern and allow the public to see exactly how many talented musicians we have in Swindon.”
Eighty tickets have been sold thus far, but Bob is aware there must now be a big push to boost sales.
Tickets are £16 and on-sale from the Wyvern through their box office on 01793 524 481.
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