Music

Choir's Odiham debut for charity

Basingstoke Hospital Male Voice Choir (BHMVC) and a generous audience have delivered another boost for the Charity. All Saints Church in Odiham was the lovely setting for the free concert, at which donations were collected on behalf of the charity.

The July 20 concert was the latest event to be staged by BHMVC in support of the charity, and it marked an Odiham debut for the highly-rated choir. Under the leadership of Musical Director Dai Ogborn, the choir turned in another sparkling performance which demonstrated the range and versatility of their repertoire.

Tadley Singers are on song for charity

The wonderful Tadley Singers were well and truly on song as they raised hundreds of pounds for Ark Cancer Centre Charity at their Summer Concert.

The community choir put on a splendid concert in support of the charity – the third time the Singers have performed a special show to help the £5million fundraising appeal.

The Tadley Singers were once again led by their acclaimed musical director Dai Ogborn, and Paul Wright provided brilliant support on the piano.

A Night of All That Jazz and Sensational Soul boosts Mayor’s Charity Appeal

The Clive Fortune Big Band and soul singer Natasha Watts and her band were the shining stars in a special one-off concert at The Anvil on Saturday, March 5 - delivering a great boost to this year’s Mayor's Charity Appeal.

The special one-off concert pulled in the pounds for Ark Cancer Centre Charity, Inspero and Basingstoke Multicultural Forum - the three charities that will benefit from the appeal being championed by Basingstoke and Deane Mayro Councillor Anne Court. 

Motown magic helps Ark Cancer Centre Charity campaign

Graham and Sara Marchant, who run The Old Bell and Crown, at Hatherden, hosted another successful Motown evening in aid of our Charity.

Starring singer Roy Terrel, who journeyed down from Leicester especially for the fundraising gig, the Motown evening – organised by the pub team and several regulars – has become a popular feature, and this time it attracted more than 100 people.

Charity by Candlelight

Launched in 2013, this event once again raised a fantastic sum for the Charity, which was kindly doubled by findmeagrant. The organisers were delighted with the turnout and everyone who attended had a fantastic evening. They will now take a break but we really hope that they will be back in future years.

Midsummer Soiree

A Midsummer Soiree was held at The Barn at Upper Cranbourne Farm in Sutton on 22nd June 2013. The evening began with an illustrated talk by Lady Young about her father, the sculptor Oscar Nemon and, after the interval, was followed by a concert given by Hannah Medlam, soprano, Lukas Medlam, violin and David Owen Norris, piano. Over £4,000 was raised during the evening, which was introduced by Merv Rees.