Oxford Town Hall Grand Charity Concert 2010
|Promoted in July 2010 by Choir Vice-President Nigel Jones, with Katie Jones and their team, in the spectacular setting of Oxford's Town Hall Concert Hall in aid of
Help for Heroes and the Oxford Cruse Bereavement Care charities.
Soloists were international opera stars
Iona Jones, soprano and Adriano Graziani, tenor.
Accompanists Jo Scullin, piano and Leslie Ryan, organ.
Master of Ceremonies was Geraint Hopkins.
Choir Musical Director - Joy Amman Davies.
|Choir, piano and organ under the direction of Joy Amman Davies|
|The spectacular setting of the Concert Hall in Oxford's Town Hall|
|Tenor soloist, Adriano Graziani singing with the Choir|
|Soprano soloist Iona Jones singing with the Choir|
From the Help for Heroes website
Help for Heroes is a charity that raises money to support members of the Armed Forces who have been wounded in the service of their country. We ask our supporters to “do their bit” to show these extraordinary young men and women that they are cared for by us. Over a million people have responded to date and millions of pounds have been raised to buy much needed services that will aid their recovery, but we need more! So far, we have allocated almost all of the money we have raised in order to fund direct projects and support other service charities. We are passionate about what we are doing and as far as we are concerned the sooner we can see results, the better!
|Choir Vice-President Nigel Jones talking with Choir Chairman Hugh O'Neill. Nigel, alongside Katie Jones and their team promoted and organised the concert.|
Oxford Cruse Bereavement Care
This was a beneficiary of the charity concert. Founded in 1959, Cruse Bereavement is the UK's leading bereavement charity with over 5,000 specially trained volunteers providing support and counselling to anyone however they have been bereaved. Over 100,000 people contact Cruse each year. There are over 130 branches throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland with a separate charity working in Scotland.
You can contact Cruse on their website www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk
|Master of Ceremonies Geraint Hopkins gives the vote of thanks|
From our Guestbook:
I want to say a huge thank you here. I had thought I would enjoy myself last Saturday but I was 'bowled over...' - thank you for such astonishingly beautiful, exciting, moving and varied music; performed with such thoughtfulness, discipline and artistry - it resulted in the standing ovation which was so well-deserved and my heart remained 'lifted' for days afterwards ! I know a huge amount of work must go into arriving at such a wonderful standard but, believe me, it is so worth it ! Amy Purdon
It was tremendous - a truly world-class event
Just a note to say what a superb concert it was on Saturday evening in Oxford, and as always it was good to meet and chat with many of you. Peter and Pat Hillman