Charity Dinner & Concert - 2
Information about our charities and headline act - Gordon Cree
Gordon Cree was born in Ayrshire and was classically trained in singing and piano at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. In a career that has now entered its third decade, he has been able to maintain an active career both in the entertainment industry and in several areas of the classical musical world.
He has entertained throughout the world in theatre and cabaret, including three seasons in the Stardust Room at the Nevele Grand Hotel in New York, bookings in France, Germany, Sweden, Canada and the USA and is a favourite aboard the world's leading cruise liners.
In classical music he is frequently to be found in opera, oratorio, recital and concert throughout the world, as well as being a very popular guest performer in choirs, orchestras and music clubs throughout the UK. He is also in some considerable demand as a conductor and orchestral arranger/orchestrator, having conducted and arranged for many leading orchestras including the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Halle Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, the Scottish Concert Orchestra, the Scottish Festival Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra, the Auckland Phylharmonia (New Zealand) and the Adelaide Symphonia (Australia).
Throughout his career he is regularly to be found supporting such artistes as Moira Anderson, Marilyn Hill Smith, Kenneth McKellar, Roy Hudd, Jane McDonald, Elaine C. Smith and America n opera legend, Marilyn Horne. He has frequently performed before most of the principal members of the British Royal Family, as well as foreign royalty.
He is married to leading Scottish classical mezzo-soprano Cheryl Forbes, with whom he works frequently either as co-singer, accompanist or conductor, and they live near Glasgow.
For more information see http://www.gordoncree.co.uk/
Medecins Sans Frontieres is an international humanitarian non-governmental organisation best known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries affected by endemic diseases. They send medical teams tpo act fast to save people's lives in conflict zones, national disasters and epidemics. See www.msf.org.uk
The Wheelchair Foundation UK is a non-profit organisation that seeks to deliver a wheelchair to every child, teen and adult in the world who needs but cannot afford one bringing new independence to those deprived of mobility by war, disease, natural disaster, accident or advanced age. See www.wheelchairfoundationuk.org/
Rotary Good Causes - in the recent past we have supported local youth projects organising a Young Chef and Young Musician competitions as well as a Primary Schools Quiz. We sponsored students to attend the European Parliament and also on Rotary Youth Leadership courses. We raise money for local community projects as well as national and international charities such as Diabetes Uk, Mary's Meals and our drive to rid the world of Polio.