On Saturday 31st March, a host of local bands and singers will be joining forces to perform a charity concert in aid of Help for Heroes at the Assembly Hall, Worthing.
The evening’s entertainment will be provided by the Lancing & Sompting Concert Band, The Chichester University Big Band, As We Are Band and vocal performances from various West End Singers.
The Lancing and Sompting Concert Band is one of the South’s leading concert bands who have been together for many years and continue to grow. Under the direction of Mr James Lelean, they rehearse in the local community and are preparing for their tour in May. The band regularly gives concerts across the county, performing a wide range of music from Rock and Pop, to Classical and Musical Theatre.
The Chichester University Big Band is a student based band, made up of musicians studying one of the many music degrees on offer at the University. The band meets weekly and brings their skills to the rehearsals that have been taught by their individual tutors to perform swing, pop, motown, jazz, and many other genres of music.
The As We Are Band are from Lancing, and are all in Year 13 studying Level 3 BTEC Music Performance at the Sir Robert Woodard Academy. Formed in 2016, this 9-piece band perform original songs and covers across a variety of genres.
Various West End singers will be performing throughout the evening, including Adam Hoskins, Shaun Williams, Laura Bowler, Rennee Fenton, Charlie Rose-Lane, Caitline O’ Learly and Georgie Dixon, who between them have performed at the Royal Albert Hall, National Theatre, The Globe Theatre and Her Majesty’s Theatre. Some of their previous productions include The Wedding Singers, Legally Blonde, Guys and Dolls and The Sound of Music.
Help for Heroes provides support to both serving and veteran members of the Armed Forces who have suffered life-changing injuries or illnesses, and their families for life.
Simon Parker, organiser of the Charity Concert, says “Come along to our Help for Heroes Chairty Concert, it promises to be a great evening with some amazing bands and stunning west end singers! Each and every penny we raise at the concert goes direct to Help for Heroes as we are lucky enough to have the support of a number of local businesses such as Saywell International and SPARKER Technical Services. We’re also excited to welcome a very special guest to the concert, Hero Bear himself who will be available to meet before and after the concert as well as in the interval – rumour has it he loves having cuddles and having his photo taken with his fans. So come down to the Assembly Hall for a great evening of music and to support our servicemen and women.”
Tickets for Help For Heroes Charity Concert are available from the Worthing Theatres box office on 01903 206 206 and online at worthingtheatres.co.uk.