From Bach to the Swingles: a gala concert


Wednesday 14 May, 2014

11 June at 7.30pm
St Luke’s Church, London SW12

Award-winning classical violinist Tasmin Little OBE and renowned chamber choir, the Vasari Singers, will perform a programme ranging from Bach to the Swingle singers alongside readings by Angela Thorne and others.

The concert is being held to raise funds for The National Brain Appeal, the charity dedicated to raising funds for the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) which, together with the Institute of Neurology, is at the forefront of neurological research and is responsible for major advances in the treatment of conditions such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, stroke and brain and spinal cancer. 12.5 million people in the UK are affected by a neurological condition – from birth, through illness or injury.

2014 marks the charity’s 30th birthday and this is one of many events planned to celebrate the milestone and achievements to date. Over the past thirty years, amazing projects like the Dementia Research Centre, The Molly Lane Fox Unit, the Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases and the Advanced Neuroimaging Suite have come to fruition through funds raised by The National Brain Appeal. This has helped provide better care for thousands of patients at The National Hospital with funding of more than £40 million for innovative projects.

Tasmin Little is a world-renowned soloist and has released multiple albums. For her recording of Elgar’s Violin Concerto, she won the Critics Award at the Classic Brit Awards in 2011. This concert is sponsored by John D Wood & Co and is the brainchild of David Barttelot, a long term patient at The National Hospital and long time supporter of The National Brain Appeal, and Antony Lewis Crosby, general manager of the St Luke’s Music Society.

Tickets are £25 and can be booked online at www.nationalbrainappeal/shop or by phoning 020 3448 4724. There will also be a raffle with great prizes to be won. The nearest underground station is Clapham South.

Press release distributed by Pressat on behalf of The National Brain Appeal, on Wednesday 14 May, 2014. For more information visit http://www.pressat.co.uk/


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