Violinist Emily performs at charity concert

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Leighton violinist Emily Mowbray and friends present a charity concert featuring Vivaldi’s Four Seasons on Saturday, November 15 at All Saint’s Church in Leighton Buzzard.

The concert, in aid of Music In Hospitals, starts at 7.30pm, with tickets £7 (under 12s free)

Music In Hospitals is a charity which aims to improve the quality of life for children and adults with all kinds of illness and disability through the joy and therapeutic benefits of professionally performed music in a variety of health care settings.

Emily said: “As a classical musician, I’ve become very accustomed to performing in concert halls, to an audience of largely a particular demographic of music lovers, it’s something that I enjoy very much. However, as a student at the Royal Northern College of Music, we’re given the opportunity to take our instruments out of the typical concert hall setting and perform in unusual venues, to a variety of different people.

“Having played in the Atrium of St Mary’s Maternity Hospital in Manchester, in a ward for terminally ill children, and at the birthday party of a disabled woman, I’ve been able to witness the extremely positive effects music can have on those in need.

“It’s a means for communication, it helps those in pain forget what they’re going through and generally brightens up their day.

“Every year, through live performances, Music In Hospitals reaches out to over 100,000 vulnerable people receiving care or medical treatment in the UK.

“Making classical music more accessible is something that I’m extremely passionate about, which is why I’ve chosen to perform Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, perhaps one of the most popular works of classical music and a personal favourite of mine.

“I thoroughly enjoyed performing for the music club at Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre last month and hope that this concert will be as much of a success!