Blue Coat musicians perform at Brass for Africa concert

On Sunday 5th March, Blue Coat’s Chamber Choir, Community Choir and a number of student and staff musicians, took part in the remarkable Brass for Africa charity’s fundraising “African Spectacular” concert in the LVS Ascot theatre. The concert featured mostly orchestral (including some Africa-related) pieces by the assembled Brass for Africa brass band players, which included an old friend of the School, extremely talented Ugandan Brass for Africa trombonist Ronald Kabuye, and Brass for Africa patron Guy Barker MBE. The Chamber Choir and Community choir joined together with various other guests to perform two pieces: “Kipendacho” (written by Brass for Africa founder Jim Trott, former Blue Coat music teacher Elizabeth Burrowes, and Hilary Kigatara, a Ugandan music pupil) and “Dry your Tears, Africa”, which is the theme from the film “Amistad”. Blue Coat has supported Brass for Africa for a number of years and has raised more than £10,000 for the charity.

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