Meet Cambridge, the official conference and events bureau for Cambridge and the surrounding area has recently partnered with a Cambridge College and one of its long-term clients to host a choral concert and raise money for a regional charity.
The performance by the Dunmore Church Choir, which comes from Galway in the west of Ireland, took place in the Chapel at Corpus Christi College on Friday 27th October, with all proceeds going to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice (EACH).
The diverse programme incorporated secular works by Vivaldi, Fauré, and Handel, as well as traditional Irish airs, adding a touch of the Emerald Isle's soul to the musical journey.
Judith Sloane, Head of Meet Cambridge said:
"We were delighted to partner with our client and one of our venues, Corpus Christi College, to make this event happen and we have supported it as part of our 25th anniversary year activities. Over the last 12 months, we have taken part in many initiatives which have given back to our community and this was a fitting end to the programme.
We are very grateful to the College, the Choir and our client, Dr Dervila Glynn for working with us to make this possible.
In all £2325 was raised from ticket sales and donations and we would like to thank everyone who came along on the night to support this excellent cause.”
Helena Davis, EACH Community Fundraiser, added:
"What a very entertaining and enjoyable evening. We’re so grateful to the Dunmore Church Choir, for making us part of their tour and doing such a superb job of helping raise funds and awareness. The money raised will help us continue our vital work supporting families and caring for children and young people with life-threatening conditions. Our thanks also go to everyone who bought tickets and came along for the night. I hope they enjoyed their evening as much as I did."