Keldwyth Award winner Aimee Johnson teams up with conductor Andrew Lucas for charity concert (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Keldwyth Award winner Aimee Johnson teams up with conductor Andrew Lucas for charity concert
A LEADING light in the region’s classical music circles is picking up the baton in a special concert on Friday, September 20 (7.30pm) in Manchester in aid of the MS Therapy Centre NW, based in Trafford.
Andrew Lucas, executive officer of Lake District Summer Music, will conduct the string orchestra in the concert at Christ Church, West Didsbury (just off the Princess Parkway).
The concert has been put together by former Keldwyth Award winner from Penrith, 34-year-old viola player Aimee Johnson, who was diagnosed in 2008 with Clinically-Isolated Syndrome (CIS), a single episode of symptoms that could, in the future, evolve into MS.
Now based at Haydock, Aimee has many local musical connections, including playing in the Cumbria Youth Orchestra and Westmorland Orchestra.
Aimee has worked recently with top names such as Bryn Terfel, Andrea Bocelli, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Russell Watson and Katherine Jenkins.
The concert programme includes well-loved works by Grieg and Vaughan Williams, some favourite opera arias, plus lighter contributions from famous musicals and the brilliant Aquarelle Guitar Quartet.
Tickets in advance by emailing email@example.com or telephone the MS Therapy Centre (NW) on 0161-872-9444.
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