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Concert at the Guildhall pays tribute to King's Lynn NHS workers

Classical Music Rocks (CMR) and Shakespeare's Guildhall Trust (SGT) are collaborating to bring a concert to the Guildhall on Friday, September 17 at 6pm.

The concert is for the Queen Elisabeth Hospital's dedicated staff and their families for free, to say a massive thank you for their work during the pandemic.

It is estimated an audience of at least 150 will be wonderfully entertained for an hour.

Siobhain O’Higgins, pianist, also works as a recitalist and a vocal coach. (49855001)
Siobhain O’Higgins, pianist, also works as a recitalist and a vocal coach. (49855001)

The rest of the seats will be available for paying guests and there will be an extra 150 seats to fill. Tickets cost £8 adults, £2 children and can be purchased from the Box Office on 01553 764864.

Ivor Rowlands, Chair of SGT said: "I am absolutely thrilled to have such a wonderful performers from Classical Music Rocks, who will be entertaining our NHS staff and their families and giving something back to them all for their dedication and expertise over the pandemic.

"I am also very pleased that the performers will give three primary schools locally a wonderful insight to classical music and learn about various instruments.

SGT will always want to champion our young people."

Kamila Bydlowska, violinist, will be performing. (49854724)
Kamila Bydlowska, violinist, will be performing. (49854724)

CMR and SGT have engaged professional pianist Siobhain O'Higgins and Kamila Bydlowska.

Siobhain studied at the Guildhall School of Music and has recently performed in the Royal Opera House, St James, Picadilly, The Southbank Centre Opera House, Linbury Theatre, Tower of London as well as live BBC radio broadcasts.

She made her television debut for Channel 5's The Singing Estate with 40 in habitants on an Oxford housing estate who trained as a choir and performed in the Albert Hall.

Kamila is from Poland and was last seen in King's Lynn this summer playing for the Lynn Festival for the European Union Chamber Orchestra. Kamila studied in Poland and at the Royal College of Music in London.

Guildhall of St George in Lynn. (50427840)
Guildhall of St George in Lynn. (50427840)

She made the world first recordings of the violin concertos by the 20th century composer William Wordsworth and Arnold Griller with Liepaja Symphony Orcheastra in Latvia, released in 2019 and 2021.

Kamila has also broadcast on BBC radio, Classic FM, and in New York and Italy.

Peter Barker, founder and chair of CMR, said: "Our charity was founded in 2016 to bring classical music direct to West Norfolk's primary schools. So far over 16,000 children from 30 schools."

"The children on September 17 will hear extracts of classical music, learn about instruments and talk with Kamila and Siobhain about their exciting lives in music. The children love this experience, recently for example one saying 'it was the best day of my life.' We reach out to the whole of West Norfolk with low cost concerts in churches whilst helping Save the Children fund and Tapping House Hospice, CMR is delighted to be participating in this joint venture with SGT to celebrate the dedicated work of the NHS staff. Kamila and Siobhain are also dedicated to keep children learning music, seeing how the instruments work and their history and of course taking up an instrument."

For further information call the Box Office 01553 764864

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