Saturday, 25th August, 4:00pm
We are delighted that the ‘Summer Magic’ concert in Crowborough raised over £2000 to be split between The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts and the Brain Tumour Research Campaign.
The theme of the show was “Love, the silver thread that bonds mankind and, taking imagination by the hand, forms a bridge into the world of dreams.” The first half embraced readings of classical pieces carefully chosen from Shakespeare to Rudyard Kipling’s “How the camel got his hump,” all beautifully read by professional actors Paul Ansdell and Annie Aldington
The second half was the new ballet “The Four Seasons”, magically conjured up by the Fairy Princess and narrated by Father Christmas, who happened to be on holiday in Sussex. To beautifully sung music and lyrics by local composer Mark Dury in combination with Paul Burke, 40 children aged 5 to 17 from the Caroline Wright School of Dance gave a stunning performance, marked not only by the extreme talent of the soloists but by the infectious enjoyment of the entire cast.
The show was professionally filmed and the DVD is available for £16.99 including p&p. Profits after recovery of filming costs will be shared by Children & the Arts and Brain Tumour Research Campaign
An excerpt can be viewed on youtube by visiting : <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haArIM3c86M>
If you would like to purchase a DVD, you can order one by phoning 01892 668350.
Plans are now being developed to produce an expanded ‘Christmas Magic’ version of the show in 2013, again raising funds for both Children & the Arts and the Brain Tumour Research Campaign.