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Shakespeare’s Guildhall Trust (SGT) in collaboration with Classical Music Rocks are presenting an evening of classical music to give a massive thank you for the staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for their dedication throughout the Covid Pandemic.

The staff and families will be special guests for the evening and it will also be broadcast on Hospital Radio and BBC Radio Norfolk.

The special performers on stage are two musicians who both live in London, pianist Siobhain O’Higgins and violinist Kamila Bydlowska.

New Tilney Ward at QEH that has just opened.Cathy Keeler (who works at the hospital) having her blood pressure checked by (staff nurse) David Sneddon. (6042467)
New Tilney Ward at QEH that has just opened.Cathy Keeler (who works at the hospital) having her blood pressure checked by (staff nurse) David Sneddon. (6042467)

Kamila will be back in King’s Lynn after her concert with European Union Chamber Orchestra at the festival a few weeks ago.

Kamila is described as a true musician of today’s generation. Polish born, and she performs as a soloist, chamber musician and collaborator across multiple genres. She has performed in venues and festivals in Europe, Asia, America and The Albert Hall. She has also broadcast on BBC3 radio, Classic FM UK and WNYE in New York. She is also a recipient of The Ministry of Culture of Poland Scholarship.

Siobhain specialised in collaboration piano playing, at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. This was followed by a junior Fellowship in accompaniment at The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. She works as a recitalist and a vocal coach.

She has worked at the Royal Opera House and many other prominent venues in London. She also coached 40 people on an Oxford housing estate in a choir culminating in a performance at The Albert Hall.

The two ladies will also be visiting three West Norfolk primary Schools during the day, introducing them to classical music and showing them various instruments and their history and listening to Siobhain and Kamila’s exciting musical life and work.

The Chair of Classical Music Rocks, Peter Barker, and Ivor Rowlands Chair. of Shakespeare’s Guildhall Trust, are both delighted to be championing the NHS and also delighted that young people are getting a taste for musical instruments and joining ensembles in school.

It has been a long time since SGT have staged an event in the Guildhall since the dark times of Covid, but they hope to see a full house on September,17 at 6.00pm.

There will be around 150 tickets for paying patrons £8 and £2 for children.



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