Charity Concert For Japan Earthquake appeal


Columnist - Ron Smith

By Ron Smith our cultural correspondent
Photos by Chris Hurwitz Bremner

Trinity Church (Nether Street – near Tally Ho) was the perfect venue for this final charity concert in aid of Diabetes UK, held on Saturday 28th May. Eighty Finchleans enjoyed a wonderful evening of superb music and song which was performed by truly gifted and accomplished young talent, too many to mention, who delighted us with their skilful performances on a variety of instruments

The programme included pieces of Classical music by ten of the Youngsters which included a very mature performance on the Cello by Anoushka Sharp, and a brilliant performance of Chopin  Etude No 4 in C sharp minor (piano) by Tiffany Cheng.

Concert photo

The Adults performed Classical and Pop including Japanese songs by Apparei with Hideaki Domon on guitar, and Norikazu Saruyama (vocal), whilst Kofi Karikari gave a powerful exhibition of Percussion instruments and wonderful rhythm.

The evening ended after three hours with all the performers and the audience singing “HEY JUDE” by the Beatles.

A vote of thanks was made to Chris Hurwitz Bremmner at Trinity Church for the use of it, and his great support and help in organising the events over the month.

Concert photo

Thanks were also given to Maki Asano who organised the show with help from Shino and many other helper. Entrance was only £5 and the event raised £400.

The donations will be sent to the children’s music group in Kesennuma in Miyagi, Japan to buy new instruments to replace the ones destroyed and lost in the Tsunami and Earthquake.

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