Limited tickets are available for an evening of music at Warwick Castle in aid of a great cause

Warwickshire County Council is organising an evening of music at Warwick Castle on Friday 27 January to raise money for the Warwickshire Tiffin Club for looked-after children.

The event, which will be held in the splendour of Warwiccounty-girlsk Castle’s Great Hall, will be taking place between 6:30 and 8pm and feature a variety of music performed by young people from various ensembles around the county including:

  1. County Girls’ Choir – An open access choir that meets weekly during term time with members from all over the county. The Choir perform extensively and have been highly praised both in the Choir of the Year Competition and, more recently, at the National Festival of Music for Youth. They have also performed at the Birmingham Hippodrome in the autumn performance of ‘The Nutcracker’.
  2. ‘Gutted!’ – County Viol Consort – ‘Gutted’ specialise in bringing to life the vibrant music of the renaissance and were recently honoured with a National Partnership Award following their participation in Music for Youth. As part of this prestigious award, they have the opportunity to make a recording in 2017 with professional early music group Fretwork.
  3. County Waits – played in a variety of venues across Warwickshire including Middleton Hall, Warwick Hall and the Lord Leycester Hospital. Further afield they has given performances at Canons Ashby (National Trust) and Lichfield Guildhouse, and the Early Music Exhibition at Greenwich. The instrumental range includes violins, viols, recorders, cornetts, sackbuts, crumhorns, cornamuses, shawms, percussion, harp, rebec and voice.

In addition to this, there will be a raffle on the night with some fantastic prizes to be won, such as vintage wine, a Football signed by players from Birmingham City football Club and an Archaeology Warwickshire Experience Day, amongst other things.

All funds from the night will go towards the running of the Warwickshire Tiffin Club, which acts as a Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) for Warwickshire’s Looked After Children: funding life-enhancing opportunities, supporting their goals, igniting their dreams and giving them the best start into adult life and work.

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Leader of Warwickshire County Council, said: “This is set to be a fantastic evening of music in the atmospheric surroundings of Warwick Castle and we hope to see as many people as possible on the night enjoying a performance from such talented ensembles from around Warwickshire.”

Cllr Richard Chattaway, Deputy Leader of the Warwickshire County Council Labour Group, added: “The Warwickshire County Council Tiffin Club does brilliant work supporting our looked after children in the County to ensure they have the same opportunities as all children in the County. We hope this event will be successful in raising essential funds to carry on this important work.”

Tickets for this fantastic event are £20. Payment can be made by cheque, made payable to “Warwickshire Corporate Parents” or by cash, sent to Krishna Shindroja, Personal Assistant to Cllr Izzi Seccombe at Warwickshire County Council, Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4RL. Further enquiries can be made by emailing: krishnashindroja@warwickshire.gov.uk

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