The British Red Cross in Lincolnshire has teamed up with Harlaxton Manor in Grantham, Lincolnshire to create the opportunity to attend very special concert in this stunning private venue.
Not usually open to the public, on Friday 19 May, Harlaxton Manor will open its doors, and gardens, to the public wishing to attend a fabulous classical music concert to raise funds for the work of the Red Cross. The event is sure to attract both lovers of classical music and great buildings from across the East Midlands, Humberside and South Yorkshire.
Harlaxton Manor is listed Grade I on the National Heritage List for England, as is its forecourt gateway and screen. The surrounding park and gardens are listed Grade II on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.
The concert will feature the supreme musical talents of Richard Roddis, tenor, and Clive Pollard, piano.
Richard Roddis has performed, broadcast and recorded at home and abroad, and is conductor of a number of choirs.
London-based Clive Pollard has an international career accompanying and coaching singers.
Roddis and Pollard’s programme includes Brahms’s penultimate opus, Vier ernste Gesänge, and Pollard’s song cycle to texts by W H Davies, A Rainbow and a Cuckoo’s Song. Amy Beach’s delightful Three Shakespeare Songs Op 37 will be performed alongside other American songs too.
Max Newton, Community Fundraising manager for the Red Cross in Lincolnshire said:
“This is an amazing event. A very rare opportunity to spend some time in the amazing venue, listening to some of the very best classical musicians around. The acoustics in The Great Hall are sensational and anyone attending is in for a real treat.
“The Red Cross is the largest humanitarian charity in the world, and the money raised from the event will help people whose lives have been devastated by crises and disasters both in Lincolnshire and overseas.
“From responding to flooding, providing support at home for elderly people and training thousands of people in first aid in the UK to helping those affected by conflicts in Gaza and Israel, Syria, Iraq and South Sudan, the Red Cross makes a real and important difference to the lives of vulnerable people around the corner and across the world.”
Tickets for the event cost just £10 per person and are available from www.redcross.org.uk/Harlaxton or by calling Max Newton on 07710 711 253.