King’s concert will support Grantham Music Festival

Braimah Kanneh-Mason will perform in the King's concert. 214C
Braimah Kanneh-Mason will perform in the King's concert. 214C
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A concert will be held at King’s School next month to raise funds for Grantham Music Festival and launch the syllabus.

The school will host the event, the first of its kind to be staged by the festival, on Friday, October 11.

The concert will include a tribute to Anne Abbott, who died in June.

Music Festival chairman Jeff Troke said: “Miss Abbott, a highly respected piano and singing teacher with many former pupils now enjoying successful singing careers, was a long-term supporter of the festival and was still a serving member of the organising committee at the time of her death.”

Mr Troke added: “The organisers are committed to securing the future of the festival. The running costs - largely comprising hall hire, adjudicator and printing costs - grow annually whereas financial 
support has been eroded by the economic downturn and the difficulty in replenishing an ever-
diminishing band of patrons.

“We are holding the concert as a means of raising funds, not only from door receipts and a collection, but in hope of persuading new patrons to come on board. During the evening refreshments, including wine, will be provided for a small charge and a raffle will be held.”

The performers on the night will be St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Choir, Grantham Preparatory School Senior Band, The King’s Men, Close Harmony (KGGS), Hannah Grain, Costanza Pearce, Disha Singhania, Zhouran Yue, Ellen Porter, Braimah, Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason, Jo Williams and Veronica Townsend.

Entrance on the door is £5 adults, £1 schoolchildren and pre-school children free.