Charity night of music and magic at St Nicholas’ Chapel

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An evening of mind-boggling entertainment with magical music and musical magic is being presented at St Nicholas Chapel in Lynn. The date for this unique and novel show is Saturday, April 1, starting at 7.30pm, and it will be a fundraising evening in support of the One to One Project in West Norfolk.

There will be a classical recital by Ian MacGregor on piano and Ivan McCready on cello, combined with magical interludes from member of the Inner Magic Circle, Lord John MacGregor.

A keen supporter of the One to One Project charity, Lord MacGregor OBE was for many years MP for South Norfolk and held several different cabinet posts in government.

He and his son, the pianist Ian MacGregor, have developed their inimitable music and magic act and enjoy performing together to support good causes.

Tickets are £20, including wine and nibbles, all in aid of One to One Project, a local mental health charity that has been supporting the people of West Norfolk with free, long-term counselling, mentoring and group work, for over 30 years. For further details and to book your ticket, contact One to One Project on 01553 770770, or email onetooneproject@aol.com. Details are also on the website www.onetooneproject.com

Lord MacGregor of Pulham Market, has lived in Norfolk for more than 40 years.  He was MP for South Norfolk from 1974 until 2001, and held five Cabinet posts; he remains very active in Norfolk and is currently High Steward of Norwich Cathedral.

He is also a member of the Inner Magic Circle, and has appeared performing magic on BBC’s Children In Need and on ITV in The Best Of Magic.  

His son Ian has been musical director for many West End shows, he also conducts the Highgate Camerata, and the RAC Choir and Chamber Choir and has performed as pianist in shows at many top venues. 

Ivan McCready began his career as cellist with the Duke Quartet which performed with many household names and recorded over a dozen CDs. The quartet also toured and appeared in concert on TV and radio the world over.

Recently Ivan has combined work near his home in West Norfolk with recording in London and tours, with artists such as Pete Docherty and Mike Batt. He is also involved with two new string quartets based in Norfolk and also performs with the London Studio Players. He recently played in London’s West End for ‘Les Mis’ at the Queen’s Theatre and for ‘The Kings of Broadway’ at the Palace Theatre.