Singer's concert to raise money for Ugandan schools

YOUNG singer Naomi Giddy has organised a concert to raise money to buy essential items for schools in Uganda. Music for the Children will take place at the Kingsley School Theatre, Belvoir Campus, on Saturday of next week. Naomi, aged 18, will be travel

YOUNG singer Naomi Giddy has organised a concert to raise money to buy essential items for schools in Uganda.Music for the Children will take place at the Kingsley School Theatre, Belvoir Campus, on Saturday of next week.Naomi, aged 18, will be travelling to Uganda in July with other members of Shebbear College to experience at first hand some of the community development work being carried out by the Methodist Relief Development Fund and other agencies.As well as carrying out practical work, she will spend time teaching English in three schools in Kampala. Her aim is to raise enough money to buy equipment for schools that don't even have basic items taken for granted in the western world.Naomi, a soprano, three other accomplished singers and a string quartet from Birmingham Conservatoire will be taking part in next week's concert.Rachel Forbes (Soprano), Imogen Giddy (Contralto) and Ana Clements (Contralto) will be singing with Naomi and accompanied by Sheila Bellew on the piano.They will be performing solos, duets and trios and the evening will include songs from traditional childhood stories such as Hansel and Gretel and the Secret Garden as well as numbers from the shows, popular classics, sacred songs and jazz.The string quartet is a vibrant group of young musicians who have performed extensively throughout the country.Admission prices are �8 for adults and �4 for children including refreshments. Tickets may be obtained in advance by contacting Naomi on (01237) 479113.


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