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Birmingham Children’s Hospital says Oui Oui to school concert

Press Release   •   Feb 05, 2013 15:19 GMT

Talented musicians from a Leicestershire school will be singing and playing their instruments at Birmingham Town Hall, to raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Cancer Centre Appeal.

As part of a special French-themed concert 160 pupils, aged between 12 and 18, from Rutland’s Oakham School orchestra, will be performing a range of classical music pieces.  The evening will feature orchestral renditions of popular classical music composers such as Debussy and Ellerby as well as solo performances.

Elizabeth Bass, aged 18, is one of the students who will be performing a solo on the night. Elizabeth, who is one of only 34 harpists from around the world to be invited to take part in the International Harp Contest in Israel, said:

 “We’re all really excited about this concert and are delighted to be supporting the Birmingham Children’s Hospital in such a dynamic and creative way - it will be a truly special occasion. It is a bit daunting playing in such a big place, but we all really love performing and want to help this great cause.”

Families and staff from Oakham School will be attending the event which will conclude with a cash collection for the cancer appeal.  Ambitious pupils are hoping to raise over £2,000 for the Children’s Cancer Centre Appeal.  

The Cancer Centre Appeal was launched in July 2012 and aims to raise £4 million pounds to transform the hospital’s facilities for very sick cancer patients.

Tickets for the concert, which is to be held on Sunday 24 February, cost £10 and are available to purchase on the Birmingham Town Hall’s website:


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