Music flows for WaterAid
The Exeter School concert organised and sponsored by South West Water on July 8th will make music flow from St David's Church in Exeter and funds will come flooding in for WaterAid.
Performances by 80 pupils from the school's renowned symphony and chamber orchestras, brass ensemble and voices of the chamber choir will bring the feel good factor to their audience while raising essential funds for African water facilities.
The programme will include a piece never heard before -Concertino for 3 'cellos and orchestra by Exeter School music teacher, Paul Painter along with Mozart's famous piano Concerto in A major and music by Vaughan Williams, Mendelssohn and Bach.
Just days after the concert 62 talented members of the Symphony orchestra will be whisked off to the London's Royal Festival Hall to perform in the National Festival of Music for Youth. The Exeter concert presents an excellent opportunity for you to see them first.
Exeter School concerts have already raised £6000 for WaterAid the only UK charity dedicated to providing clean water and sanitation to the world's poorest people. It costs just £15 to provide a person in the developing world with clean water and sanitation facilities for life.
The students' musical talent has already helped 400 people in Tanzania gain access to safe water. They are determined to raise as much money as possible for WaterAid to actively address the issue of safe water supplies.
"It is very sobering to think that so many of the world's people have to trudge for miles to get water which is in any case contaminated," said Simon Foxall, Director of Music at Exeter School. "I hope the sense of joy which our musicians create can send out a note of optimism for the future of the developing world."
"This is the last school concert of the year and represents the very best," said Sue Alcock, South West Water's WaterAid representative. "I am delighted that the school has chosen to raise essential funds with their excellent music for the third year running".
Tickets are available from the Princesshay Booking Office on Tel 01392 211080 or from Exeter School on Tel 01392 258712. Tickets are priced at £7.00 (£5.00 for school children and students). The concert will be held on 8th July at 7.30pm in St Davids Church, Hele Road, Exeter.
For further information please contact Dina Chandler, Communications Officer on 01392 443021.
Published: 22 June 2004