Larkhill and Andover Choral Societies will combine with the Larkhill Sinfonia for the event that will feature over 100 singers and musicians including violinist Marian Givens. The concert is particularly important to Marian as her mum was looked after on Salisbury District Hospital's Stroke Unit after having a stroke at the age of 46.
Marian said: "I am thrilled that the Larkhill Choral Society are hosting this concert involving the Andover Choral Society, and so many of my friends and colleagues – what better way to raise awareness of a condition that can affect people of all ages. The Mendelssohn Violin Concerto was my mum's favourite piece of music and I shall be performing it in memory of her."
The evening's exciting programme will also feature well-loved music commemorating the anniversaries of Handel and Haydn. Clare Minting will be singing soprano, Nina Alupii-Morton, mezzo-soprano, Ólafur Rúnarsson, tenor and Rory Waters bass with Peter Ford conducting.
Hannah Paye, Fundraising Co-ordinator for the Stars Appeal said: "It is fantastic that so many talented singers and musicians will be getting together to perform in aid of the Stars Appeal's Stroke Care Fund and we are extremely grateful for their support. The money they raise will help local people who are recovering from a stroke."
Every year Salisbury District Hospital treats around 350 local people who have had a stroke. Stroke is the third most common cause of death in the UK. It is also a leading cause of severe adult disability.
Tickets are £10, including refreshments (glass of wine and finger buffet), and these are available from Musicroom, Salisbury. ENDS
Notes to Editors:
The Choral Concert will take place at The Garrison Church of St Alban the Martyr, Larkhill, Salisbury on 27 June at 7.30pm.
The Stars Appeal raises money to create the best possible experience for the 300,000 people who rely on Salisbury District Hospital. It funds extra care and equipment over and above that provided by the NHS. The Appeal benefits all wards and departments. It also raises money for major projects. In 2007, thanks to the generous support of the local community, the Appeal funded special treatment and diagnostic equipment for premature and critically-ill babies and an advanced keyhole cancer surgery suite.
For further information please contact:
Hannah Paye, Fundraising Co-ordinator, The Stars Appeal, Salisbury District Hospital. Tel: 01722 429005. www.starsappeal.org firstname.lastname@example.org