Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Artists coming together to support the Refugee Council

Child refugee image
A group of artists are presenting a concert at the Royal Festival Hall on Monday 15 January 2018 to raise money for the Refugee Council. Edward Gardner conducts violinist Hilary Hahn, soprano Sophie Bevan, mezzo-soprano Alice Coote, tenor Toby Spence and bass Brindley Sherratt with members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir & friends in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor and Tippett's Child of our Time. All of the musicians and concert organisers are giving their time and energy to this cause for free.
 
Well over 3,000 children sought refuge in the UK in 2016. These children were forced to flee their homes due to conflict, political instability or persecution and arrived in UK completely alone. The Refugee Council’s Children’s Section works to safeguard and improve the lives of these children in England.

Full information from the Southbank Centre website.

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