Haydn Chamber Orchestra is giving a concert in St Michael’s Church, Highgate at 7.30 on 22 September in aid of the Camden, City, Islington and Westminster Bereavement Service. Many charities have ceased to exist in the present financial climate and CCIWBS relies on donations and some council grants. We hope to raise funds to help them keep over ninety volunteer counsellors helping the many people who live in the area and are coping with bereavement, loss and depression. CCIWBS is committed to helping any adult of any age, sexuality, ethnic origin, culture or religion and especially those who are not used to help from counselling.
The Orchestra will be conducted by Phillip Ellis, who lives in Finchley, and is known for working widely for dance including the Birmingham Royal Ballet as well as his concert work with the LPO, RPO and many other orchestras worldwide. As well as Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, the programme includes Brahms Serenade No 1 and Mozart Piano Concerto K 414, soloist, Martin Jones, who lives in Hampstead and has performed as concerto soloist for many of Britain’s UK orchestras and on both sides of the Atlantic. Martin is a prolific recording artist of standard concerto and more unusual works. Haydn Chamber Orchestra has a high reputation and has given concerts in Islington for twenty-five years with many well known musicians such as Simon Rattle, Paul Lewis and Stephen Isserlis.
Tickets: £12 unreserved, £20 (no concs) – available at the door or from CCIW 020 7284 0090.