A Celebration of Romantic Song Live Streamed from the Annenberg Auditorium

Aspiring musician, Matilda (U6th Combermere), is so passionate about the transformational power of music, that she spent her lockdown planning and devising a socially distanced concert that could be streamed to the Wellington Community and beyond.

Matilda hopes to raise awareness of the devastation the pandemic has had on the livelihoods of thousands of professional musicians and also show her appreciation of the art form and how live music is very much missed.

Matilda (U6th Combermere)

Matilda (U6th Combermere)

Pupils from across the years at Wellington will sing both known and less familiar pieces from the romantic era. Highlights include a performance of The Flower Duet (from Lakmé), Automne (by Fauré), and some very special duets with teachers.

Matilda said: ‘I’m so passionate about raising money for Help The Musicians UK. Music has always been around me and I have grown up with it in my home from a young age. My Dad was in choirs and he told me how he’d gained a sense of unity and belonging when he was singing with them. I too, experience this when singing with my peers at Wellington. Music brings people together and in a time like this it’s so important for people to feel that they belong.

I chose the theme of Romantic Song (which includes songs written in the romantic period and songs about all consuming love), as in this incredibly difficult year, I’m certain the sentiment will be uplifting for the audience. I hope it will be a really joyful event.’

Matilda and her fellow Wellingtonian musicians would love you to join them on Friday 13th November at 8pm. A £10 ticket donation can be made HERE and all the proceeds will go to helping support the thousands of musicians who are unable to work. This concert is part of a host of events during the Michaelmas term that will be live streamed, so that you can buy tickets and watch wherever you are in the world.

Don’t miss A Celebration of Romantic Song, which is set to be an unforgettable evening. Book tickets HERE.

The Charity:
Help Musician’s UK is a licensed charity aiming to support musicians through difficult times. This charity’s work is even more relevant and important during the current crisis, as many have the majority of their income. If you wish to know more about the charity please visit their website via the link below:
www.helpmusicians.org.uk

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