08 April 2015

Concert to help mark 30 Years of Caring at Rennie Grove

St Albans Abbey will be lit up in pink and purple during a series of special concerts that have been organised by Rennie Grove Hospice Care in conjunction with the Rock Choir to help mark 30 years of caring by the charity.

Three evenings of concerts will take place on May 20, 21 and 22 and will include collaborative musical and vocal performances from local Rock Choirs, Peter Howarth (lead singer of the Hollies), The Rockabellas (today's answer to The Andrews Sisters), Simon Wallfisch (opera singer, cellist and concert artist), Michael Papadopoulos and Tom Winpenny (Cathedral organists), and Tom Semple (trumpeter).

The Rock Choirs will perform songs including ‘Something Inside So Strong’, ‘Stay With Me’, ‘Joyful Joyful’ and ‘True Colours’ whilst Simon Wallfisch will sing opera favourites including ‘All I Ask of You’ from Phantom of The Opera.

Peter Howarth will perform songs from his current album together with Hollies classic ‘He Ain’t Heavy’. The Rockabellas are due to sing original songs from their debut album plus favourites including ‘A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square’.

Each performance will be hosted by Pam Rhodes, presenter of BBC’s Songs of Praise.
Gillian Barnett, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Rennie Grove, said: “This promises to be a fantastic evening of music and song and we are delighted that Rennie Grove will be benefitting from the event. Tickets are already selling fast, so anyone interested in going along is advised to book their tickets quickly.”

Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start, they will include a 20 minute interval and will finish at approximately 10pm. Refreshemnts will be available before the start and during the interval.

A raffle will be held across the three performances and there will be a retiring collection for Rennie Grove Hospice Care on each evening

Tickets are on sale now and are priced at £20, £25 or £30. Concession tickets available for accompanied children under 16: £15 (on the £25 tickets) or £10 (on the £20 tickets).
Tickets are available from the Cathedral Box Office on 01727 890290 or online at www.stalbanscathedral.org/whatson/