MUSIC marking the change of the season will fill the rafters of Arley Hall next month in the specially curated Harvest Concert.

This seasonal event hosted by Lord and Lord and Lady Ashbrook – long standing patrons of international pan-disability charity Leonard Cheshire – will feature a varied line-up and unique three-part composition commissioned especially for the concert.

Taking place at stately home’s Chapel venue on Thursday, September 26, the concert will feature performances by emerging young talent from the Royal Northern College of Music and the University of Manchester, plus a world-premiere composition commissioned for the occasion and an appearance by Fingers United Sign Language Performance Choir.

The evening’s special commission has been composed by Reuben Rowlands, who is currently studying for a Master’s in music composition at the University of Manchester.

He explained: “The piece will explore different elements of growth, be they musical or otherwise. It will tie into the idea of growing by starting off with a single musical seed. This seed will evolve and develop over time, and eventually turn into something bigger; not necessarily in terms of size, but in terms of spirit and vitality.”

Wednesday Jones, from Fingers United Performance Choir, said: “I don’t see why, just because you have a disability, you should be denied the pleasure of things others take for granted.”

The performance will be complemented by a diverse programme of musical styles from classical to Madonna and Marvin Gaye, culminating in a feel-good evening of musical entertainment.

Tickets for the concert, which is being sponsored by Corkills Motor Care Northwich, The Perfect Getaway and Purchasing Support, are price £12 for adults and £8 for under 16s and care-companions.

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