Charity Concert at Leicester Grammar School - April 2023

Charity Concert

Charity Concert Friday 28 April, Leicester Grammar School, Great Glen.

Leicester Grammar School kindly offered one of their concerts to the Kibworth & Fleckney Rotary Club, to raise funds for Rainbows Children’s Hospice. The concert took place in the school’s St Nicholas Hall in Great Glen on Friday 28 April.

Several school bands were featured, Big Band, Brass Band and Symphonic Wind Band. A wide range of music was played, from Glen Miller to Motown, Musicals and Folk tunes. We were guided through the evening by Director of Music, John Barker, with the assistance of conductor and Brass tutor, Chris Jeans. We were also treated to a world premiere of “Fanfare for a New Era” by LGS’s Darron Cleary-McHarg. There were both junior and senior bands and a number of senior soloists.

The standard of musicianship for such young players was outstanding. The 200 strong audience were treated to a night to remember, many tapping their feet and singing along to the more familiar tunes. The evening raised over £2000 for the sick children, who are so well supported by Rainbows. 

Val, from Rainbows, described the Hospice as a positive place for children and young people, full of laughter, brightening their shortened lives. 

Rainbows, with our help, is planning to expand beyond the Hospice with Rainbows Nurses being placed in Northamptonshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire hospitals, who will also work in the community. A big thankyou to Leicester Grammar School and all who supported the event.

Graham Thompson (Kibworth & Fleckney Rotary Club)