No Tears As Newstead Brass Perform For CRY Charity

July 1, 2015
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July 1, 2015 Mike Allcock

Kirkby Rotary Concert 2015 PosterCelebrate the longest day as Newstead Brass joins with Ashfield Workplace Choir and soprano Sarah Vernon for an evening of Midsummer Melodies in Kirkby-in-Ashfield on Saturday 20th June.

The concert has been arranged by Kirkby Rotary Club in support of CRY, a charity working to reduce Cardiac Risk in Young people.

Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) aims to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death.  Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions. CRY supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions, offers bereavement support and organises heart screening programmes and funds medical research. Patrons include Sir Ian Botham, Joe Root and Pixie Lott.

Midsummer Melodies takes place at St Wilfrid’s Church, Church Street, Kirkby in Ashfield on Saturday 20th June, starting at 7.15 pm.  Admission is £6 and advance tickets can be obtained from Kirkby Rotary Club members or Neil on 07831 691 326.

Newstead Brass is one of the area’s leading brass bands and will be providing a varied programme of popular music conducted by Duncan Beckley. They are the current Oxford and Leicester Open Champions.

The Ashfield Workplace Choir started in 2013 and were the winner of the Nottinghamshire Hospice Choir of the Year 2014 with their musical director Thea Avison.

Sarah Vernon is a former member of Cantamus and winner of the 2010 Carlton MV Choir ‘Music Makers’ award. She is currently studying at the Birmingham Conservatoire.

A Newstead Brass spokesman commented: “St. Wilfrid’s a wonderful church with acoustics that support the wonderful sound of brass and choral singing.  We’re delighted to be working with Kirkby Rotary Club and hope that the church will be full to maximise the donation we can make to the work of CRY.”

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