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Charity concert to aid Brendoncare

Winchester-based charity, The Brendoncare Foundation, is delighted to announce that the phenomenal Yehudi Menuhin School will perform a special concert on Saturday 23rd March.

Set in the atmospheric Winchester College, this concert, in aid of the charity, will include performances from a variety of talented young musicians and include piano solos and works for strings by a range of composers, including Bach, Mozart and Borodin.

The celebrated and world-renowned violinist Yehudi Menuhin founded his school in Surrey in 1963 to provide a place for musically gifted children from around the world to develop their talents to the highest level within a nurturing and stimulating academic environment, regardless of their economic background.

Today’s school provides a holistic education for 86 exceptional students aged from eight to 19, with specialist tuition on the stringed instruments, piano and classical guitar. Students split their time between their academic and musical studies, and are given many opportunities to perform in front of an audience.

Notable alumni include Nicola Benedetti, Alina Ibragimova, Charles Owen, Cheryl Frances-Hoad and Lu Siqing, and countless others who have achieved great success as soloists, chamber musicians, orchestral players, composers and teachers.

The Brendoncare Foundation, which is celebrating its 35th birthday this year, impacts the lives of over 2,000 older people across the South of England, through its provision of care homes and clubs for older people.

Carole Sawyers, Chief Executive of The Brendoncare Foundation, said: “Brendoncare is delighted to be working with The Yehudi Menuhin School and Winchester College to put on this fantastic concert in the charity’s hometown. This year marks Brendoncare’s 35th birthday, celebrating thirty five years of supporting older people in the city and across the south of the UK. All money raised through the concert will help further improve the lives of local older people.”

Kate Clanchy, Head of The Yehudi Menuhin School, said: “For Yehudi Menuhin, music was a gift to be shared with the community. We are always delighted to be given opportunities to honour this legacy, but are particularly excited to be able to help Brendoncare celebrate this very special anniversary.”

Tickets for this month’s concert are £35, with concessions available, and include a complimentary glass of champagne. Thanks to the generosity of the Yehudi Menuhin School, Winchester College and our corporate sponsor Rathbones, all funds raised through this event will go directly back to improving the lives of older people in our local communities.

Tickets can be purchased via Brendoncare’s website www.brendoncare.org.uk/fundraising/events or by calling 01962 852133.

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