Letter to EADT

Re Felixstowe Community Concert on 20th May

Dear Editor,

I am delighted to report that a community concert performed by Trianon Singers and Strings, held in Felixstowe on 20 May raised a magnificent £550 for Save the Children’s East Africa Food Crisis. The concert was a delightful programme ranging from madrigals, Elgar serenades and songs to Scott Joplin rags and pieces by John Rutter and Karl Jenkins – beautifully performed by the musicians and wonderfully directed by Emeritus Professor Chris Green, who treated the audience to the stories behind the music.

The Felixstowe Committee have sent the monies raised to support an urgent emergency appeal.  Back-to-back-droughts, failed rains and war have left millions of children at risk of hunger across the East African region. Now, up to 19.5 million people urgently need help.

Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan. In Somalia, 50,000 children are already at risk of death. And across Kenya and Ethiopia, hundreds of thousands of children are dangerously malnourished. Save the Children teams are already on the ground treating malnourished children, delivering food vouchers, water and life-saving medical care. The monies raised from this concert could provide water at school for 110 children, aiding their survival and encouraging their continued education. Anyone interested in further helping the charity can donate on their website or contact me on savethechildrenfelixstowe@gmail.com or by ringing 01394 283335.

We are most grateful to Trianon for their dedicating their time, efforts and musical talents in this way.  Readers can next catch the full Symphony Orchestra and Choir at The Corn Exchange, Ipswich on Saturday 16 September at 7.30pm for their Across The Pond concert.  This programme takes the audience on a musical journey through the four nations of the United Kingdom before hopping to the USA for Aaron Copland hoe-downs and medleys from Bernstein’s West Side Story and Rogers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific. Tickets are available with no booking fee by calling the Trianon Ticket line on 01394 283170 or 07876 787029 .

Many thanks,

Catherine Bury (Chair Felixstowe Branch, Save the Children)