Aliquando Chamber Choir, now in their 7th year, together with local businesses and friends have raised over £29,000 for local charities. Anne Evans, Aliquando’s Musical Director said ‘ This year we are delighted to be singing in aid of the Henley Branch pf Parkinson’s UK and would like to invite you to join us on Saturday 4 November at St Mary’s Church for a Musical Odyssey in the company of Pianist Anita D’Attellis, the Millington String Quartet, Aliquando Wind Ensemble and Chamber Choir, with organist David Old and composers Monteverdi, Rachmaninov, Fauré,Casals, Glinka and Karl Jenkins’.
The Henley Branch of Parkinson’s UK support their community and hold free, informal meetings and activities for people who are affected by Parkinson’s. They also raise funds for research, and this is where Aliquando can help with the support of our community and friends as all proceeds of the ‘Musical Odyssey’ concert will go to Parkinson’s UK Henley Branch.
Anne added, “Not only do we welcome pianist Anita D’Attellis as a soloist, playing Rachmaninov’s ‘Elegy’ and Glinka’s ‘Sky Lark’, we are tremendously privileged to have the amazing Belinda Sykes to sing the ethnic elements of Karl Jenkins’ Stabat Mater which we perform in the second half of the concert.”
Belinda studied oboe, baroque oboe and recorder at the Guildhall School of Music; voice and improvisation in Morocco, Bulgaria, Syria, Spain and India. She is a real master of her art and utterly mesmerising. To quote The Times, “Her study of voice and improvisation in North Africa, Spain and the Middle East was thrillingly evident” and “Belinda Sykes has one of the most striking and original voices to appear in the medieval music world”
This will be an amazing concert, so do join us by purchasing your tickets early – on sale from 1st October reserved seats £20 from 01491 578238, and non-reserved seats £16 with children £5 from 07789 381144. The doors and bar opens at 6.30pm.